Stella Dorothy Loring East (born October 25, 1955) is a Canadian-Norwegianartist and illustrator. She has her education from Canada, United States, England and Norway. East has illustrated ten picturebooks since 1987. Her books have been published in Canada, USA, Norway, Denmark, Greece and Germany. She is both the author and illustrator of her latest book, Wolfcub Sim: Stories about the World Outside.
Stella East's paintings contain glowing colours, crisp details and a soft painterly naturalism. Her motives are often decorative, symbolic and slightly surrealistic.
Wolf Cub Sim: Stories about the World Outside (Ulveungen Sim: Fortellinger om Verden Utenfor) written and illustrated by Stella East. Norway: Skald Publishers, (2006), (2007). Copenhagen: Thorup Publishers 2007. ISBN 82-7959-085-4, Carl Hanser Verlag (2009)