Oil on Board
A nostalgic view for many locals who can still recall the smell of the fresh flowers as they walked along Cornwall's Parade. The artwork is a snapshot of Gibraltar’s social history in the late 60's. In this respect not much has changed, with fresh produce still being sold just off the Main Street. The figures in Mannia's paintings once again offer a subtle statement of life on the Rock in the 60's and 70's, from everyday life to the fashion of the day. The artist includes a repeating motif: mother and child figures. In this instance the mother pushes a baby in a buggy, having it seems just exited the fruit shop behind the flower seller.