Fiona Pfennigwerth


I am an Australian artist aiming to produce quality books and cards that elegantly express my love of the natural world and my Christian faith.

I am working on producing illuminated Bible books that present the texts invitingly and clearly for meditative study. In these, the text of the English Standard Version of the Bible is set out in a readable way that is sympathetic to the original authors’ voices; and accompanied by naturalistic illustrations of the Australian bush, which suggest their individual timbre and themes.

I am committed to producing Christmas cards, using my own contemporary yet timeless illustrations of nature, which present Jesus’ coming in a thought-provoking and unexpected way. My aim is that they be used as clear yet gentle outreach. I will soon be producing cards that celebrate occasions in a playfully thoughtful way.

John Illuminated and The Scrolls Illuminated


The Gospel according to John illuminated, designed and illustrated by Fiona Pfennigwerth.

The grand themes of the blessings that Jesus offers in the Gospel are pictured in the semi-arid landscapes of outback Australia. The text of the Gospel is set out to show how its original author seeks to persuade readers to trust in Jesus, by presenting who Jesus is and the amazing gifts he offers, so that in believing we may have life.

John Illuminated is available here now, and also distributed through the Bible Society in Australia.


The Scrolls Illuminated: an illuminating presentation of The Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther from the Bible, designed and illustrated by Fiona Pfennigwerth

The five books in this volume are arranged as a set in the Hebrew Bible (the Christian Old Testament) called The Scrolls, which are read at five of the annual Jewish festivals.

Between them they explore both God’s character and the breadth of human experience – love and kindness, tragedy and grief, rescue and reversal of fortunes, and the quest for life’s purpose.

The text of the Bible in the English Standard Version is bordered by contemporary yet timeless illustrations of Australian nature, which suggest each book’s tone and shape, and act as visual metaphors of its underlying themes.

The Scrolls Illuminated is available here now, and also distributed through the Bible Society in Australia.