Millard Wells was a member of the American Watercolor Society and a founder and past president of the Florida Watercolor Society. He exhibited his art widely and won awards throughout the United States and abroad.<p>

While in his last year of high school, Mr. Wells won a full scholarship to the Flint Institute of Art in Michigan. While he was serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he won first place in the National Soldier Art Competition, and his painting hung in the National Gallery of Art. He later studied at the Institute of Design in Chicago, now part of the Illinois Institute of Technology. He painted and worked in advertising.<p>

He moved to the Florida Keys in 1968 and began to paint full-time. His thoughtful, plein air paintings evoke the beauty and uniqueness of the Keys and its historic homes, fishermen, game fish, wading birds, boats, water, and sky.