Since his childhood, Manterola has shown an interest in drawing and painting. And he believes this creative interest will be with him for life.
Born into a family with a seafaring tradition, a distinct theme soon emerged in the form of the coastal fishing boats, the arrantzales fishermen and the hustle and bustle of the port. the subject matter has not changed, but Manterola now seeks to submerge it momentarily in a nonfigurative style.
On this necessary path, he feeds off his experience and lays the artistic building blocks of which it is comprised, all the while changing and developing as a person.