Ms. Manna is a professional teaching artist. She earned her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. As a freelance illustrator she has done work for such diverse clients as medical magazines, advertising agencies, book publishers, and general interest magazines. Her work is frequently compared to that of Edward Hopper.
Ms. Manna has had several one woman shows. She has also participated in group exhibitions in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Washington D.C., most notably in New Rochelle, where her work was featured in an article in The New York Times.