Oil on Board
This painting provides a record of a popular public area in Gibraltar which sadly no longer exists. The Sandy Bay pools were created as part of the development that was built in the beach area in the 1960s. Sandy Bay is on the east side of the Rock, with the Mediterranean Sea depicted in the background, and the rocky terrain of the coastline featured too. The pools were popular with beachgoers, with this painting providing plenty of memories. Once again, although not necessarily central to the painting, Mannia’s figures are paramount to the subject matter, providing social commentary, and a very real snapshot of a day at the beach.