Gabrielle is a young artist of 20, a painter, illustrator, art teacher, songwriter, and photographer.
At a young age Gabby found a great love in art and through the years, her passion developed into a path and source to share what stirs her heart most; the beauty of the infinite.
For five years she had the joy of attending the Art of Faith show, near her home in the Quad Cities, sharing the joy of the Catholic Faith through her paintings. And at 17 she was commissioned professionally by Catholic companies and completed and sold private commissions.
For three years, she was given the great privilege to be personally guided and tutored under Patricia Bereskin, owner of the Bereskin Gallery and art teacher located in the Quad Cities, and learned under master painter David Anderson, and by their guidance and unfailing support caused her to develop a portfolio and apply and win the BRAND BOESHAAR Figge Art scholarship in order to realize her dream to study classical art in Florence, Italy.
Gabrielle’s father, Devin Schadt, founder of “The Fathers of St. Joseph” and “LEAD”, was the greatest source of courage for her as she pursued her hobbies, and pressed her to persevere not only in art, but in the journey of the everyday struggle with enthusiasm and hope.
Being accepted to both the Classical Ateliers in Florence Italy; The Angel Academy and the Sacred Art School, Gabby’s dream was realized and she studied at the Sacred Art school, gaining knowledge of the method of the masters in painting, drawing, and even had the opportunity to participate in a brief course in sculpture.
Through recently been given the opportunity in teaching gallery classes with Patricia Bereskin at the Bereskin Gallery, Gabrielle wishes the unveil and share the massive joy and new discoveries associated with art specifically focusing on the secrets of the masters way of painting and drawing and to apply it in a contemporary setting in our ever changing world.
From the examples of all the men and women that she encountered in her life, Gabrielle wishes to pour out the message of hope from her heart which she received from each of these individuals; the message that in life, it is not only, “the pursuit of happiness”, but “the pursuit is happiness”.
Therefore through the paintings, drawings, photography, and songs which she creates, Gabby desires that they will hold and give just a little reflection of the massive and infinite beauty that God is in himself, in order to draw humanity together in joy and fulfillment, to rejoice in the incredible beauty of life and to receive what each heart longs for; perfect love.
Gabby is currently sharing her new discoveries in art in diverse topics through her blog and social media.