Émerise LeBlanc-Nowlan, retired from her career as a mental health nurse, obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Université de Moncton and received the Pascal Certificate of Excellence.
She has participated in several painting and textile art exhibitions in Ottawa, Bouctouche and Moncton. She also managed her own art gallery, Artgora, for 10 years.
Author and illustrator under the artist’s name Emy, the Acadian has published five children’s books with Bouton d’or Acadie. She has received the iParenting Media Award and the Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Award.
Since 2005, Émerise has participated in several school animation projects combining art and writing in schools in the Moncton, Edmundston, Dartmouth, Montreal, and Ottawa regions.
Director of the Banque d’Art Populaire Acadien collections at the Kent Museum in Bouctouche.
Member of Gallery 12, AAAPNB (Association Artiste Acadienne Professionnelle Nouveau Brunswick), CARFAC, TIGHR (The international Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers), and les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo