Â To open Art Gallery in JC this fall
Paintings by John T. Ruddy of Jersey City: PADMA, MATAJI, and NATARAJ.
(PADMA is on display at Raven Gallery and Boutique in Jersey City)
By Sally Deering
Â Artist and Jersey City Fire Captain John T. Ruddy has traveled all over the world and the souvenirs he has brought back include exotic images and motifs that influence many of his paintings.
â€œI studied Renaissance and Classical painting and Iâ€™ve traveled to 50 countries,â€ Ruddy says, sitting at an outdoor cafÃ© in his downtown Jersey City neighborhood. â€œI always head for the cathedrals, mosques and temples first, and I ask myself, what does this culture aesthetically offer? Travel has always been a life-long passion.â€