About Ronnie Wells

Mr. Wells graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1968 with a Fine Arts Degree. Upon graduation, he and his wife, Patricia, moved to Houston where he was employed for four years at MD Anderson Hospital as a medical illustrator. Mr. Wells resigned in 1972 and began a life long pursuit of his life passion in wildlife art, as a painter and sculptor. He and his wife have two children and four grandchildren. They have owned and maintained Wells Gallery in Salado, TX for the past 26 years.

Mr. Wells has won numerous awards and exhibited his work in museums and fine art shows across the nation. Mr. Wells is also a published author. He has written several published articles, as well as a children's book, The Legend of Catfish & Little Bream (1997), published by Acadian House Publishing in Lafayette, Louisiana.
portrait of Ronnie Wells holding his camera in the mountains
You can reach us at:
302 N. Main St.
Salado, TX 76571
P.O. Box 616
Salado, TX 76571 
Phone: 254-947-0311 
Toll-free: 1-800-995-0311 


Mr. Wells has been active in church and community service all his adult life. He served on the Tarkington Independent School Board in Cleveland, Texas, the Central Texas Area Museum Board in Salado, TX and as a Trustee and Vice President for the Robertson Colony-Salado College Foundation. 

Mr. Wells’ art has been acknowledged on many occasions:  
- Texas Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year 
- Monumental Sculpture - Hamilton, OH 
- Featured Artist - Plantation Wildlife - Thomasville, GA   

- Monumental Commision - Tulsa, OK

- Featured Artist - Tulsa , OK Wildlife Show   
- Featured Artist - North Carolina Wildlife Show 
- Best of Show - Bronze Sculpture - "Green-Winged Flurry" - Tulsa Wildlife Show 
- Bronze Sculpture - "Green-Winged Flurry" installed at the National Headquarters of Ducks Unlimited - Bismark, ND   

- 7 foot Bronze of Mallard Ducks installed at the National Headquarters of Ducks Unlimited - Memphis, TN   

- Sculptor of the Year - Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Charleston, South Carolina   

- Sculptor of the Year - Mid-America Waterfowl Expo, Peoria, Illinois 
- Commission - Seven Foot Mallard Bronze Heritage Bank, Jonesboro, Arkansas 
- Best of Show Bronze Sculpture - National Ducks Unlimited Show 
- Best of Show Original Painting - Sporting Arts Tulsa, Oklahoma Wildlife Show 
- Best of Show Bronze Sculpture - Tulsa, Oklahoma Wildlife Show

- Best of Show Bronze Sculpture - National Ducks Unlimited Show 

- First Book Published by Acadian House Publishing
- Artist of the Year - Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Festival        -  Best of Show Original Painting - Tulsa Wildlife Show 

- Best of Show Bronze Sculpture - Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, South Carolina 

- Artist of the Year- Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Show 

- Artist of the Year - North Carolina Wildlife & Sportsman's Show 

- 3 Best of Show Awards - Kansas City Ducks Unlimited 
- Sculptor of the Year- World Wildlife Exposition, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 

- Gulf Coast Conservation Stamp and Print Artist 

- First Place Sculpture - North Carolina Wildlife & Sportsman's Show 
- Bronze Sculpture "The Covey" Gold Award, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame 

- Texas State Sculptor- Selected by the 71st Legislature, Austin, Texas  

- Member Society of Animal Artists  

- Juried Exhibitor Waterfowl Festival, Easton, Maryland  

- Best of Show Metal Sculpture, Kansas City, Kansas  

- Print Artist National Wildlife Turkey Federation 

- Print Artist Coastal Conservation Association 

- Juried Exhibitor Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
- Bronze Sculpture "Evening Roost" won Best in World, World Wildlife Sculpture & Bronze Championships, Georgia.  Bronze Sculpture "Intrusion" also won. 

- Commissioned by Temple-Inland to sculpt a nine foot lumberjack to be placed at corporate headquarters. 

- Texas Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Print 

- Texas Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year 
- National Central Flyway Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year
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