During 1951 and 1955, she received a number of Royal Commissions and ten prestigious awards from the Royal Horticultural Society.
She held many exhibitions, including a one-person showing of 200 paintings of Canadian Wild Flowers at the Cooling Galleries in London.
She was invited to show at Canada House and B.C. House. She was asked to contribute five pages to the 150 year old Royal Autograph Album,
becoming the only artist to be represented more than once.
Hon. Lewis Palmer, Treasurer of the Royal Horticultural Society, honored Emily at a dinner by reciting how she was the first person ever to
paint a rare orchid that bloomed only once every twenty years. She also painted, amongst other British wildflowers, The Glastonbury Thorn in
bloom at Christmas at the mystical place of fairies and the resting place of King Arthur.
Her paintings have been published on greeting cards by Coutts Hallmark in Canada and Fine Arts Publishing in Great Britain.
These are now collector’s items as are her calendars and stationery. Her illustrations have appeared in books, newspapers and magazines.
She was a household name in Canada during the 1940’s to 1970’s. Her paintings were included in many exhibitions,
her first being at the Vancouver Art Gallery during 1939.
Her exhibitions of representative Canadian art pre-dated the much touted 2011 exhibition in London by the Group of Seven by sixty years.
Her most notable achievement is that, she as a woman artist in a supposedly man’s world, supported herself from the sale of her art for 60 years.
She did not have any other source of income from employment, nor did she teach art lessons, like most other Canadian artists of that same period.
The public voted for her artistic excellence with their wallets.
See Preliminary List of Exhibitions.