Since his childhood, Manterola has shown an interest in drawing and painting. And as he says, he believes this interest will be with him for life.
Born into a nuclear family with a naval tradition, his inspiration soon appears in the form of the coastal fishing boats, the arrantzales and the hustle and bustle of the port. And this hasn’t changed today, except in his exercises, which submerge this theme, as time goes by, in a non-figurative language.
In this necessary walk, Manterola is inspired by his experience as he goes laying the bricks of which it is comprised, in such a way that he improves as a person, with these bricks reflecting his expression as an artist.