Ruddell has been on the illustration scene since the mid-1970's, but only became
active in the Science Fiction speciality in the past decade or so. His skillfully
rendered paintings often have a haunted feeling to them, or a spirit of high
fantasy. His publishing clients include Bantam Books, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,
Avon, Berkley/Ace, Ballentine and Baen Books.
Infinite Worlds: The Fantastic Visions of Science Fiction
Art by Vincent DiFate,
NY: The Penguin Studio, 1997, page 259.W
While Ruddell continues to make notable contributions to the field of modern
art by teaching (at the University level) and exhibiting his oil paintings in
major West Coast museums and galleries, he continues to be much sought after
for his dynamic and compelling advertising and cover art. He has worked for
magazines such as Rolling Stone and Playboy, and major paperback book publishers
such as Ace, Bantam, and Baen, where his unforgettable art graces the covers
of Hugo-Award winning authors such as Dan Simmons and Connie Willis. Ruddell's
images appear in collections of note cards, screen savers, calendars and computer
gaming companies - most notably Broderbund and Sega. Ruddell likes to pack tremendous
energy into his oil painted compositions, which very nearly leap off the canvas.
See examples of Ruddell's
work in science fiction/space art and dark fantasy.
More info: http://www.baen.com/intruddell.htm
Last Revised: November 2005.