Celebrating Excellence in Art: Frances McMahon Wins Holmes Prize Award of Excellence 2023

QPuzzles is thrilled to announce that our very own contributing artist, Frances McMahon, has been recently awarded the prestigious Award of Excellence for the Holmes Prize for Excellence in Realistic Australian Bird Art. This recognition is a testament to Frances' exceptional talent and dedication to her craft.

What is the Holmes Prize Award?

The Holmes Prize Award for Excellence in Realistic Australian Bird Art is a highly esteemed honour in the world of art. It is awarded annually to artists who demonstrate exceptional skill, creativity, and innovation in their work. The award recognizes artists who push the boundaries of their chosen medium and significantly impact the art community.

Frances is pictured here with the founder of the competition, Dr Gary Holmes.

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Frances McMahon: A Rising Star in the Art World

Frances McMahon has quickly established herself as a rising star in the art world. Her unique style and attention to detail have captivated art enthusiasts and critics alike. With her bold use of colour and intricate details, Frances' artwork evokes a sense of wonder and invites viewers to explore the depths of their imagination of the natural world of birds.

Frances' Award winning image 'House Hunting - Eastern Rosellas (Portrait)' is available on our website as jigsaw puzzles.


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Frances' passion for art began at a young age, and she has dedicated countless hours honing her skills and refining her technique. Her commitment to her craft is evident in every brushstroke and every piece she creates. It is no surprise that her talent has been recognized with the Award of Excellence for the Holmes Prize Award and has even caught the attention from the Canberra City News.


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Award of Excellence: A Well-Deserved Recognition

The Award of Excellence for the Holmes Prize Award is a well-deserved recognition of Frances McMahon's exceptional talent and contributions to the art world. This prestigious honour not only celebrates her achievements but also serves as an inspiration to her artistic colleagues, and other aspiring artists around the globe.

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Frances' artwork evokes emotions, inspires, and sparks conversations. Her ability to create thought-provoking and visually stunning pieces sets her apart as a true master of her craft. The Award of Excellence is a testament to her dedication, hard work, and unwavering commitment to her artistic vision.

QPuzzles: Celebrating Artistic Excellence

At QPuzzles, we are proud to have Frances McMahon as part of our team of contributing artists. Her unique perspective and artistic talent have enriched our collection of puzzles, providing our customers with captivating and visually stunning experiences.

We believe that art has the power to inspire, educate, and bring joy to people's lives. By celebrating the achievements of artists like Frances McMahon, we hope to foster a greater appreciation for the arts and encourage creativity in all its forms.

Congratulations, Frances McMahon, on this well-deserved recognition. We look forward to seeing your continued success and the incredible artwork you will create in the future.