Dame Elizabeth Blackadder painted in oil and watercolours and worked with printmakers on a variety of printing techniques. Her sensitivity to her surroundings inspired many still-life paintings, as well as many portraits of her cats, where she captures the paraphernalia around her studio and her domestic interior in compositions tending towards the abstract. The objects featured in her paintings are often those she collected during her many travels in Europe and in the East. The space between objects and their resonance with each other held a great fascination for her.
Elizabeth Blackadder's Red Still Life - Dragon Fruit and Oysters, woven by Rudi Richardson, marks the 31st tapestry created by Dovecot from one of the artits's works since first working with her in 1966.
Red Still Life - Dragon Fruit and Oysters will be on display at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh until 26 August 2023.