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Costa del Sol People

Daria Sanetra - Your Emotional Belly Cure

Your Emotional Belly Cure Book Launch

On Friday 9th of July, author, plant-based chef, health and weight loss coach Daria Sanetra will be at The Bookshop in San Pedro to launch her new book “Your Emotional Belly Cure” between 12 and 4pm. During the event, Daria will be signing copies of...

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Giving birth and life as a parent in Spain

Giving birth and life as a parent in Spain

Georgina was recently asked for her insight into having a baby in Spain, the intricacies of the Spanish healthcare system, childcare and schooling for expat parents for Spain Expo. Obviously, it is a big topic, but an important one, and Georgina was happy to open...

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90 day Virtual tour of Spain!

On Sunday the 1st February 2015 Steve Hall, owner of the fantastic Spanish information website This is Spain,  will set off on a 90 day virtual tour of Spain. He will visit all corners of Spain through the eyes of local hosts and writers. It will...

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Costa del Sol People – Regina Bodych

regina2In a new feature for our blog, we are going to introduce some interesting members of the community on the Costa del Sol to show the variety of the people, their work and lives in this great place. We hope this will be interesting and enlightening, please let me know if you’d like to be featured, or there’s someone you can recommend.

Our first featured person is the artist Regina Bodych, who I met a few months ago and was really interested to see her work and meet her at an important stage in her career – preparing for her first solo exhibition and establishing herself into the Marbella art scene. Below is an overview of Regina and what she’s up to.

Regina Bodych is a young artist with a varied international upbringing. Born in Poland in 1990, she moved around Europe as a child and was influenced by her Polish, German and Russian heritage. She moved to Marbella in 2010, as she was attracted by the weather, the lifestyle and the mix of people from all over the world.

As long as she can remember she has been drawing and painting, coming from an artistic family and always having an interest in art. Regina has always wanted to create her own path and draw on her own experiences and emotions in the creative process. She is totally self taught, preferring not to be limited by formal training and the established techniques and styles, but rather make her art a spontaneous, fluid and free process.

She comments that the art she creates comes from her soul, so that each piece is an important part of her, as well as representing a moment in her life. Perhaps this is why each piece is imbued with so much power and mystery.

Although young, her career as a painter started early, selling her first pieces to fund herself through college at 18 years old, and officially becoming a professional artist at 20. This coincided with her move to Marbella, a place which has inspired her and focused her art, developed her unique style and taken her pieces in a different direction.