Rudy was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands. After his study at the Art Academy, he started his career as an art director/visualizer for advertising agencies in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
When he was 56, he and his wife settled in the eastern part of The Netherlands, while he studied at the Wackers Academy in Amsterdam. Then he established as a plein air and studio painter.
Rudy Volbeda is a full-time professional artist known for painting landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. Preferably and mostly outdoors using oils. It gives him a thrill of joy to feel the wind, to smell the water, to hear the sound of birds and the rustling of the leaves. He takes these feelings with him to his studio, where he creates the bigger paintings.