Rudi is a trained motor cycle mechanic and is a self taught sculptor. Rudi first started by teaching himself blacksmithing & metal forging & then bronze casting using the lost wax process.
One of his cast bronzes a Ponga sculpture was given by the Waitakere City Council to its Japanese sister city of Kakogawa.
Rudi has exhibited in several group shows at: The West Coast Gallery, Morgan Street Gallery, Compendium Gallery, Depot Artspace, Satellite Gallery, The Lakehouse Art Centre, Art in the Woolshed exhibition at Tawharanui Open Sanctuary. Rudi was a finalist in the Objective Art Awards at the Manukau Art Centre & received third place in 2011 for the Emerging Artist Awards at the Upstairs Gallery Titirangi. Rudi has also been a finalist in the Waitakere Art Awards & also a finalist in the Clifton Art Awards.