Galyna Schaefer


Live with the family in Bergatreute, Germany
By profession Graduate computer scientist
(FH Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany)

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

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


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

To become a painter was my dream.

Life brought his corrections and I graduated at the Uzhgorod State University and became a graduate engineer-chemist, specializing in ecology. At that time, the whole industry of the former Soviet Union was lame and I found a post at the Social Welfare Administration in Uzhgorod.

At the 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, study area 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, giving 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. 2012 I started painting my first pictures in

dry-brush technique, later in oil and acrylic.

Painting fills me with satisfaction and joy.