Meet the Team
“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 10 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.
‘ Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time ‘
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.
Senior Art Consultant
“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.
“We never just look at art; we are always looking at the relation between the art and ourselves”.
I grew up in Queenstown, leaving for schooling to return years later. I’ve always been a creative person loving art and design. Having my Bachelor of Design with Honours majoring in photography I use my skills to help people envision the beautiful artwork in their homes.
I believe the connection with artwork is a special and unique experience to each individual that should be treasured and enjoyed.