Laurie Blum & The Garden of Paradise

Artist inspired by Shiraz, especially Bagh e Eram

Laurie Blum an American painter & gardener visited Iran three times from 2003-2005. She was the first person allowed to paint on the grounds of the Garden of Paradise, Hafez's Tomb, and Sa'adi's Tomb after the guards fell in love with her work. She has met dignitaries from Iran and has been invited to exhibit at The United Nations, The National Arts Club, and Hafez' tomb. Her love for Persian Miniatures, Hafez and the Persian language began when she was young and continues today.

Laurie Blum from Sahar Sarshar on Vimeo.


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Happy to meet you! I am the

by laurieblum on

Happy to meet you! I am the fortunate artist allowed to paint in those exquisite gardens. If any one has any questions for me I would love to hear from you.



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Thank you Monda

by Jeesh Daram on

One of the best postings on in the past several years. I can't thank you enough Monda. It is great to get to know this artist and her magnificant work of art.  I need to find out about her plan to put all her paintings in a book as she mentioned on the video. Fresh breath of air....


Here's a woman at peace

by jasonrobardas on

with herself and  the world . A mystic in the quest of beauty and love.

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No thanks! Beyond my aesthetic limits!

by Immortal Guard on

No thanks! Beyond my aesthetic limits!

Jahanshah Javid

so wonderfrul

by Jahanshah Javid on

great person, great art... what an inspiration.