Our Team

The wonderful people you'll meet when you visit our gallery are very carefully chosen for their ability to appreciate and share the experience of art.

Vaj Ekanayake

Co-Founder and Director
"Come visit us and let me introduce you to the magical and unique works of the Internationally acclaimed artist Tim Wilson"

Adrianne Kendall

Gallery Consultant
Hello, my name is Adrianne (Adi) Kendall. I was born in Kerikeri. My first experience with a Tim Wilson masterpiece was at the McLellan Gallery at Whangarei Marina in 2002.  One never forgets seeing Tim’s work for the first time, and for many like myself, it’s a profoundly emotional experience.
At the time Tim was also represented in Auckland at a Parnell Gallery where I gained a position as an art consultant. In 2008 I was drawn to Queenstown and destiny has it that I would spend many wonderful years since working with Tim at the Tim Wilson Gallery.

Over the years he has become known as a ‘Master of light’ one of the best  living landscape painters in the world.  For me it has been an absolute honour to be associated with this incredible man and his art. I’m an artist myself and when not at the gallery I enjoy painting and making delicious meals for family and close friends...

Angela Waghorn

Gallery Consultant
Angela Waghorn was born on the West Coast of New Zealand. In her early adult years she lived and travelled in Australia, UK and Europe. She has a background in administration and following her return to New Zealand worked as an Executive Assistant in Christchurch moving to Queenstown in late 2014.
Following what was to be a temporary move to Queenstown she and her partner became enchanted with the Central Otago landscape and now call Queenstown home. She enjoys hiking in the hills and truly apprecIates her surroundings. The dramatic landscape, the extraordinary light and every changing sky provide delight on a daily basis. "Since meeting Tim I have learned to truly see and now appreciate the beauty that inspires him to paint his incredible landscapes”.

Angela joined the gallery in 2015 and enjoys interacting with gallery clients and seeing the pure joy that beautiful works of art inspire in people.

Rachel Harper-Dibley

Gallery Consultant
Rachel Harper-Dibley joined Wilson Gallery in early 2018. Having grown up around the Queenstown area, she was educated at Otago University where she studied Education and Classical Art and Architecture.
Based primarily in Auckland, Rachel has spent over 25 years in education, facilitating and emphasising the importance of creativity within our classroom programmes. Five years ago, once their three children had grown up and left to pursue their own adventures, she followed her heart and they returned home to Queenstown, where the transition from her career in Education to one in Art Consultancy began.

When not in the gallery, Rachel loves immersing herself in nature, gardening, doing many walks, skiing in winter and dabbling with her own abstract painting of the environment.

Ting Zhang

Gallery Consultant
Ting Zhang was born in Shanghai, China and grew up in New York City. She has a background in tech, marketing, sales, and product development.
In 2015, she left the big city life behind in exchange for her spiritual home of Queenstown. Like many before her, Ting didn’t expect to stay in Queenstown but serendipitously fell in love with the Wakatipu and her Kiwi partner, and is now lucky to call Central Otago home.

Ting is delighted to join the gallery team. For her, Tim’s dramatic landscapes are the only works of art that have been able to capture the majesty that is New Zealand/Aotearoa. She is thrilled to help delight others in discovering Tim’s work, in particular, using her bilingual skills to welcome Chinese visitors to the gallery.