Illustrator: Frances McMahon becomes a QPuzzles Contributor

Frances McMahon's amazing ability has been developed over many years, with her self-taught technique consisting of airbrushed backgrounds, with the main work completed in watercolour and gouache.

Using a minute brush, her elaborate paintings take between 30 and 230 hours to complete. Many of the details are so fine they may only be seen with a magnifying glass!

Frances is an award-winning artist, and her work has been featured in art magazines, publications, and art awards. Her commissioned works hang in private collections in Australia, New York, Minnesota and Ontario. Here are just a few examples of France's work –