Nature Speaks

University Hospital | Madison, Wisconsin | December 2021

In this month-long exhibit, artist Lorraine Ortner-Blake brings together two media: Wisconsin landscapes alongside calligraphic presentations of texts from naturalists and philosophers.

All artworks are originals and available for purchase. At this time visitors may not enter UW-Hospital to view the exhibit, but you may view and purchase art from this web site. Please contact Lorraine for more information or larger images.

Durward’s Glen Pond

22 x 24 inches | Oil on canvas
Framed as shown | $600

We but half express ourselves

Text from Emerson | Original calligraphy and painting
9 x 17 inches | Framed as shown | $300

Just as a traveler on reaching a height

Text from Rilke | Original calligraphy and painting
9 x 17 inches | Framed as shown | $300

Recognize the truth in yourself

Original calligraphy and painting
9 x 17 inches | Framed as shown | $300

I went to the woods

Text from Thoreau | Original calligraphy and painting
11 x 14 inches | Framed as shown | $80

Trees and sky

12 x 16 inches | Oil on canvas
Framed as shown | $600

Happiness

Original calligraphy and painting
12 x 12 inches | Framed as shown | $85

There is no remedy for love

Original calligraphy and painting
6 x 13 inches | Framed as shown | $65

When someone you love

Original calligraphy and painting
5 x 12 inches | Framed as shown | $65

An early morning walk

Original calligraphy and painting
6 x 13 inches | Framed as shown | $65

Over every mountain

Original calligraphy and painting
6 x 13 inches | Framed as shown | $65

Caledonia bluffs

Original calligraphy and painting
19 x 23 inches | Framed as shown | $500

The bud

Original calligraphy and painting
9 x 14 inches | Framed as shown | $85

The bluebird

Original calligraphy and drawing
12 x 15 inches | Framed as shown | $200

Consider the lilies

Original calligraphy and watercolor painting
17 x 30 inches | Framed as shown (antique frame) | $500

Fairfield Marsh

Oil on canvas
17 x 21 inches | Framed as shown | $500

God will not let you be tested

Original calligraphy and painting
12 x 12 inches | Framed as shown | $85

And we know that

Original calligraphy and painting
10 x 14 inches | Framed as shown | $180

All the flowers

Original calligraphy and painting
11 x 23 inches | Framed as shown | $400

Come unto him

Original calligraphy and painting
11 x 23 inches | Framed as shown | $200

Consider the lilies

Original calligraphy and painting
11 x 14 inches | Framed as shown | $180

Apache Wedding Blessing (version 1)

Original calligraphy and painting
10 x 17 inches | Framed as shown | $160

Apache Wedding Blessing (version 2)

Original calligraphy and painting
12 x 17 inches | Framed as shown | $120

Even if

Original calligraphy and painting
9 x 11 inches | Framed as shown | $120

Snowy cornfield

Oil on paper
14 x 9 inches | $400