Meet the Artbay Team

Pauline Bianchi

Gallery Director

“Colour your Life, Love your Art”

Having started out as a freelance Art Consultant, I’m passionate about building relationships with my collectors, sourcing works specifically for them, & keeping them informed on rare availability of Artworks.

My other passion is handpicking every single artwork that hangs on our walls, and keeping my eyes peeled for future talent. Over the last 15 years, I’ve seen the value of some of our Artists work, double and triple in price. This provides future on-selling opportunities, with the added investment of the daily enjoyment of having it on your wall.

Buying an artwork that you love is the start of a life long relationship, that continues to grow and nurture. I believe that Art does change your life, and makes your house a home. There is so much to be said about loving what you are surrounded by.

I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing our gallery give opportunity & accessibility to our visitors & Clients within New Zealand & abroad, to see the best that New Zealand Art has to offer.

Frances Piacun

Freelance Art Consultant

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." –Thomas Merton

I’m Frances Piacun and I am originally from the Far North of New Zealand.

I have been involved in Art and Design from a very young age and in the past 10 years have had Galleries in the Far North and Bay of Islands.

I relocated to the amazing location of Queenstown at the beginning of 2014 as an Art Consultant for Artbay Gallery where I am able to share my love of all things beautiful with the wide variety of international cultures represented here.

I believe a home is incomplete without the stamp of the owners handprint, with their Art Choices imprinting the final touches in their home.

Sally Bulling

Freelance Art Consultant - BFA Fine Art

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso

From as long as I remember I have been in love with all things beautiful, luxurious and unique. This visual passion has lead me into the luxury world of design, fashion and fine art.

I have worked as an Art Consultant both here in New Zealand and Internationally for the past 10 years. Finding works for clients and organizations that align with their values and vision is an absolute pleasure. I am lucky to say that I love what I do, hanging new works for clients and seeing the WOW factor come to life in their own homes, never gets old. Buying art is an escape from the real world. You are buying hours of errors, frustration, joy and beauty.  

Rex Cook

Art Agency Manager & Art Consultant

"Learn the rules like a you can break them like an artist" - Pablo Picasso

I believe our lives are art. What you as an individual see though your own eyes, how it makes you feel, the way it makes you think and the way it intrigues you. Just like the fashion we choose to wear, the music we like to listen to, the content we post own social channels - everything we do is a form of art.

Having grown up in the very deep south of New Zealand I have experienced many adventures within the beautiful landscape of the Wakatipu District and I plan to continue my adventures here like an artistic creation - in the winter month snow boarding at The Remarkables, Coronet Peak and Cardona ski fields, to the summer days water skiing, paddle boarding and kite surfing on Lake Wakatipu.

I joined the Artbay team as an Art Sales Consultant in 2021 after spending many years working closely with individuals in a sales environment in New Zealand and abroad. With my open and larger than life personality I’m excited to be in a position to assist people with finding their favourite art works that enrich their worlds. 

Chevy Chisholm

Art Consultant

“A true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection” Michelangelo

I believe art is a conversation with yourself, about yourself. We all interpret and experience it through our own sense of beingness.

Art is a memory of infinite times of unfolding. Art is the epitome of pleasure, there is no reason for it other than express and enjoy its message.

I am Chevy Chisholm, and I would love to meet you and share your journey of discovery amongst the beautiful collector pieces that we have available at our galleries. Find it, love it, buy it and come back for more!

Penny Mullins 

Art Consultant

As an art gallery sales consultant, I have the privilege of bridging the gap between extraordinary artists and art enthusiasts like yourself. Whether you're a seasoned collector or a newcomer to the art scene, I am here to guide you through a captivating journey of discovery, helping you find that perfect piece that resonates with your emotions and aesthetic sensibilities. With a deep appreciation for the artists and their work, I am dedicated to curating an enriching experience that connects you with the power and beauty of visual art. Let's explore, connect, and find inspiration together with the gallery's exquisite library of artists.

My name is Penny Mullins and I grew up right here in Queenstown.

During my travels I had the privilege of running an art gallery for many years in Malibu, California specialising in Folk Art, developing collections for many clients. I am truly excited to be joining ArtBay Gallery and doing the same for you.

Melinee Kong


"Take notice of what light does -- to everything."

- Tess Guinery

I have lived throughout Asia and the Pacific since the day I was born, settling in Queenstown in 1999. I truly think this upbringing and my multi-cultural family has given me a growing passion for style, design, beautiful food and people.

Being a natural communicator, I've worked in sales, marketing, events and PR with some incredible NZ and global brands. I specialise in strategic creative direction in both digital and traditional platforms and feel I bring a fresh perspective to an already wonderful team. I love learning and uncovering new insights about Artists and their work to share with our Art family. I believe that thoughts shape our reality so it's important to fill our daily lives with beauty - whether that be in fashion, books, film, nature - Art in every form!  

Ella Todd

Designer & Administrator – BA Communication Design

"Creativity can solve almost any problem.”

- George Lois

From a young age, I have been strongly influenced and inspired by art and design. I knew I needed to practice something I was passionate about that would be stimulating, ever-changing, creative and collaborative. 

For me, graphic design is a powerful tool to solve a problem or inform people to enhance their physical and emotional experiences.