Rudy holds a B.A. and and M.F.A. in Art from UC Davis. Among noted artists with whom he has studied are: Wayne Thiebaud, William Wiley, Robert Arneson, Joe Raffael, Roland Petersen and Roy DeForest.


He lives in Meadow Vista with his wife Judith Ann, Roxanne and Marlowe, their dogs, Demi the cat, Pebbles and Chantilly the llamas. They have two grown children, Ariana and Aaron plus one beautiful grandson, Jasper.