Ron Kelly is a world-class, award-winning taxidermist and replica specialist. He is also a popular speaker, speaking at fish seminars and state and regional competitions. Since 1990, he has judged nine state competitions, as well as regional competitions. He is also a respected writer, with articles featured in taxidermy and fishing magazines, including articles in “Field and Stream” (August 1995) and “Bassmaster Magazine” (January 1997).

When you think of taxidermy, think of Ron Kelly and Artistic Wildlife Gallery. Our awards and accomplishments speak for themselves:

  • 59 Blue Ribbons for State and National Level Fish
  • 2nd Place-Fish Reproductions in state and national competitions
  • Master Division – World Class – 1997
  • Voted “Best All Around Taxidermist” Texas 1997
  • Official “Texas Share-A-Lunker” Taxidermist for seven years
  • Molded and Made Replicas of 37 Texas State Records, 11 Different World Records and Line Class World Records and 31 of the Top 50 Bass in Texas (five of the top six)

We are proud to announce our latest accomplishment: the peacock bass reproduction pictured below won the Highest Scoring Fish Reproduction in the World.