Best Visual Artist 2022 | Arts + Culture

Best of Halifax

Best Visual Artist

Best Visual Artist
NovaScotia Community College
Anisa Francoeur, Best of Halifax 2022 gold winner of Best Visual Artist


Anisa Francoeur


Kristen Herrington


Kristen De Palma

If we wanted to get technical, Anisa Francouer calls herself a “creative” more often than she says “artist.” Between design work (including the branding for BOH-awarded Dartmouth cocktail destination Dear Friend and its satellite ventures), painting murals and making digital works that are bold and playful, the boundaries of the prior term make sure she’s not painting (or sketching or designing) herself into too tight a corner. Nonetheless, Francouer’s win for Best Visual Artist is both deserved and greeted with delight. Twice over the course of her phone interview with The Coast, she chokes up over its significance. “We need more murals, sculptures, artists, and I hope that it inspires people to go in this direction for their future. Because it's a direction that people definitely should go in. It's a super fun job and you can make a living doing what you love, which is the best part about this,” she says. “I think the main message I just want to say is that art brings community together, so keep creating.”

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