The Paint Box


The Paint Box is a fictional story based on the historical person Marietta Tintoretto from Renaissance Venice. Marietta finds friendship with a poor cabin boy through a shared love of drawing. The paint box is a metaphor for sharing, – a present from father to daughter, and then from daughter to newfound friend.

The Paint Box
Paintings by Stella East:
Acrylic paint on canvas.
(Some paintings include transfers of photographs.)
Written by Maxine Trottier
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Canada, 2003

Thorup forlag, Denmark, 2003

See the working drawings for “The Paint Box” here.

The Paint Box can also be bought at

2 limited edition Giclée prints are available from this book here.

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