"I am extremely grateful and happy to have worked alongside Anabella in curating, developing, and delivering the art collection for Virgin Voyages’ Valiant Lady. Her diligence, drive and dedication were a win, win, win! Not to mention, her personality – she was such a pleasure to work with even when considering the stringent maritime parameters and tight deadlines we were up against. She was certainly a valued member of the team who helped us get to where we needed to be through effective communication and creativity."
Erin Barton, Sr. Design Manager
"I was impressed with Anabella’s professionalism and integrity as she led me through all aspects of a fairly complicated art installation. As site conditions changed and time frames compressed she ensured I received the best venue for the work and adequate time to install. I also appreciated her knowledge of all the work installed from other artists in the venue. It made my experience very memorable."
Brent Comber, Artist,
"It was an incredible pleasure working with Anabella and having her direct our art program. To us, design is paramount to ensure we built the most unique holiday experience for our guests. Anabella has been more than instrumental in leading the art program’s Creative Direction. Not only does it complement the design, but it elevates it beyond anything we could have imagined. Her thoughtfulness in building the narrative of each piece demonstrates her keen understanding of our brand. Without a doubt, the program is as unique and strong as it is today because of Anabella’s leadership."
Julian Narvaez, Senior Design Manager
"It was a pleasure to deal with Anabella, we had the opportunity to work with her on the Telus project, when she became responsible for the arts selection, the project finally got moving forward and the communication was very fluid. The right person at the right time."
Rheal Oliver-Lanthier, Director
Art Mur Gallery
"I was one of the artists who worked with Anabella when she was the art consultant on the Telus Garden project. I found her very professional, insightful and a pleasure to work with. She made everything clear and easy."
Al McWilliams, Artist
"I worked with Anabella on multiple projects involving art, branding and environmental graphics, for both large and small scale architectural projects. She has an excellent understanding of space and a creative approach. With her outgoing and professional personality, she builds good relationships with clients. She is very enjoyable to work with – it makes the design process easy and seamless."
Vivian Chin, Design Director
"I was an artist selected for the Telus Garden project in downtown Vancouver and worked with Anabella throughout the project from Ottawa, ON. Anabella was always a pleasure to work with, both remotely for the planning, and in person for the final installation. She communicated quickly and concisely to answer any questions or concerns I had and made the process a joy."
Amy Thompson, Artist
"Our gallery worked with Anabella Alfonzo of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers inc. of Vancouver, in 2014- 2015 on the acquisition and installation of ‘Archetype’, a bronze statue by Michael Dennis, approximately 6’ high and 400lbs. Anabella was entirely professional; all timetables and payments were completed as planned, the whole process was pleasant and the placing of the piece was sensitive to the site and to the piece itself. The collection of work selected for the Telus Garden project was very impressive, many stunning works by a wide range of artists, mostly local, brilliantly displayed. We heartily endorse Anabella Alfonzo for all her future work in the selection, siting and display of artworks in public, corporate or private collections."
Celia Duthie and Nicholas Hunt
Salt Spring Island, Canada