The artist Amber Knorr in front of murals of Pope St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta

Amber Knorr is a sacred artist who, inspired by her studies of Theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University, wants to “put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy with Jesus Christ,” as it says in John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation Catechesi Tradendae.


Portrait of John Paul II by Amber Knorr

Knorr seeks to use beauty to lead people closer to Christ and deeper in prayer through her gift.

Portrait of the Christ Child by Amber Knorr

Amber Knorr primarily creates murals in sanctuary spaces and paintings on canvas to be placed in side altars and various other church locations. But she also accept private commissions both religious and secular.

Portrait of the Infant Jesus in the manager

"It’s my hope that my artwork would reflect the One who is the source of all beauty and move the viewer in the direction of God,” says Knorr.


Portrait of the Blessed Mother and Jesus


Outside of Tabernacle Doors at Franciscan University’s Portiuncula chapel


Inside of Tabernacle doors


Restored statue of the Sacred Heart, and the statue prior to restoration