Traditional Wedding

Abbas Mehran Artist

Inspired by the Persian culture and influenced by the Western culture, Mehran’s life-inspiring fine art paintings reflect his rich cultural experiences, and his remarkable insight into human nature, human conditions, and life at large.

Mehran has lived in Iran, Argentina, the USA, and Australia. Mehran initiated his artist journey with a vision to create culturally rich and socially hope-inspiring artwork. He has exhibited in Iran, Australia, China, Taiwan, and Germany. He has painted large murals in Australia, Cambodia, and China.

Mehran continued his artistic practices until April 2014, when his daughter, Marsha Mehran, the international bestselling author of Pomegranate Soup, passed away in Ireland while working on her last novel. After Marsha’s death, Mehran set out to write novels, which was always his passion.

In July 2018, another devastating tragedy struck Mehran’s life, when his son, Sam Mehran, a gifted musician and songwriter in Los Angeles.

Please, use the above menu to view his paintings, etchings, and murals.



BOOK TITLE HERE (to be published in January)

Within the last two years, Mitra Johnson, a gifted writer, has been struggling to write her dream novel – an epic novel about truth, love, and beauty. When she reluctantly returns from Brooklyn to Melbourne to attend an extravagant wedding of her childhood friend, Rana, she tries to ignore that she has two daunting problems: her husband has left her, and due to a severe case of writer’s block, not a page of her dream book is completed.

Coming to Melbourne gives Mitra an opportunity to get away from New York and her failing marriage as well as from the blank page that taunts her. Once there, she is swept up into the world of, Noosha, her Iranian mother, and the women who work for her. Noosha, is the successful owner of Alley of Scented Roses, a bustling and cheerful flower shop and rose garden in Dandenong. She has for many years experimented in her rose workshop to find the perfect recipe for a distinctive Persian rose attar.

Mitra renews and strengthens a forgotten childhood friendship and becomes embroiled in a scandalous plot to alter the fate of a pretentious Persian wedding. Soon she allows herself to open up again, to both her writing and marriage. In a renewed flow of creativity, she manifests a novel, not the one she had dreamed of, but the lyrical, allusive, BOOK TITLE HERE.