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 Visual Contemplations, front coverSober and Provident ParentsVisual Contemplations, back cover 



Lillian's first book will be published in November 2015

It is available here for pre-order at the special rate of £15. Delivery will be made from 23/11/15.



LAUNCH PARTY and BOOK SIGNING: November 26th, 7.45 for 8pm, at Topping & Company Booksellers, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS

You are warmly invited to attend


Visual Contemplations  depicts the journey of the soul ‘from slavery to freedom’,

expressing in a simple way the subtle concepts of the early wisdom tradition

in a series of original and vivid paintings.

The book is inspired by Gregory of Nyssa’s ‘The Life Of Moses’, in which he uses the familiar story of Moses' life as a metaphor of the spiritual journey. These paintings may be seen as representing the third stage in a process: the first being the Biblical text of the narrative, or the ‘historia’. The second, St. Gregory’s commentary on the text, or what was called ‘theoria’, a contemplation on the deeper aspects hidden in the narrative. And the third, in which the intention of the artist is to bring to life the inner meaning of the text through painting  – one might say a kind of ‘pictoria’ –   

a visual contemplation.


Lillian Delevoryas is an accomplished artist whose work has been exhibited internationally over the last six decades. Her work has encompassed watercolours, landscapes, tapestry and iconography. Although she is neither a writer nor a theologian, her insight as an artist gives this book a unique and modern dimension to the understanding of ancient truths.


With the skill of an iconographer, the eye of a designer and the wisdom of maturity,

the artist presents a series of paintings that depict one of the foundation stories of western culture.

This book reflects a spiritual classic seen through ‘the eye of the heart.’


Some of the paintings featured in the book are displayed on this site. To view, click the 'Gallery' tab above then select 'Visual Contemplations'


published by Sansom & Co

available from amazon