Galyna Schaefer


Lives with her family in Bergatreute, Germany
Graduated as computer scientist
(FH Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany)

Passion for painting since childhood.
Self-taught art education. 

Member in:
Artist group seeArt - artists from Ravensburg to Bodensee,
Ravensburg-Weingartener Kunstverein e.V.,
and in the Fundus Artifex e.V. (fx)


1976 born in Uzhgorod, Western Ukraine. I spent my childhood in the picturesque mountains of the Carpathians . From an early age on I painted passionately and learned at the art schools of our city.

It was my Dream to become a painter.

Life brought ist corrections and I graduated at the Uzhgorod State University and became a graduate engineer-chemist, specializing in ecology. The whole industry of the former Soviet Union was lame at that time and I found a job at the Social Welfare Administration in Uzhgorod.
End of 2000 I came to Germany as an au-pair girl, later I got married here. After studying at the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten (2004-2008) I got a diploma as a computer scientist in information networks. Soon afterwards my first son was born, and three years later the second.

When I was at home with the kids, I had more time to read and Max Lucado's book "Living in Your Sweet Spot" got me started painting again. It was about God, who gives people different gifts, and there's something missing in life, when you're not using those gifts.

I learned and practiced over the internet and the books. I started painting my first pictures 2012 at first with the dry-brush technique, later in oil and acrylic.

Painting fills me with satisfaction and joy.