Photo by Gary Clark as pictured in the October 1998 issue of "Southern
Sculptor Ronnie Wells is blessed with outstanding ability as both
a painter and a sculptor. After receiving his degree of fine arts
from Louisiana Tech University in 1968, Wells became a full-time
professional artist. His pursuit of perfection and constant desire
to seek realism has cemented his foothold as one of the nation's
premiere wildlife artists. Also, by being an avid fly-fisherman
and a duck hunter most of his life, Wells infuses a sportsman's
insight in all of his artwork.
Wells has received much recognition in his career, including being
honored as the 1997 Texas State Artist of the Year. Wells has also
become recognized as being a monumental sculptor in recent years.
His seven foot sculpture of two landing mallards can be viewed at
the Ducks Unlimited corporate headquarters in Memphis, TN.
Recently, Wells also added "published author" to his long
list of credentials. He both wrote and illustrated his own children's
book titled "The Legend of Catfish and Little Bream".
Ronnie Wells instructs children in a clay class at a Barnes &
Noble store in Bloomington, IL.