Lonnie & Twyla Money

Lonnie & Twyla Money

Lonnie and his wife Twyla are cattle farmers in Kentucky and work out of a milking barn they converted to a studio. The Moneys are known for their finely carved and whimsical depictions of both domestic and wild creatures, creating wondrous pieces ranging from smaller ornament-sized pieces to life-sized carvings full of character and playfulness.

During Lonnie’s earlier artistic pursuits, he would carve many small animals, paint them, and show his family and friends. His audience reacted with delight and confusion, as his carvings displayed the amazing detailing and scale still present today, yet the colors he chose were very odd and unflattering. This was when Lonnie discovered he was colorblind. During this period in the early 90’s, Twyla began assisting Lonnie, expanding their output and taking over most of the painting responsibilities. They have been co-creating over fifteen years, producing the highly distinguishable and finely crafted carved and painted animals for which they have become well-known.

Selected Works

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Little Fishy Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 6" approx. Length
$ 34.- each (LM100)

Birdies on Stumps

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, on Natural Branch Bases
size: 7" approx. Height - each is a bit different
$36.- (LM140)

Twig Chickens

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 7 1/4" approx. Height
$ 34.- each (LM100)

Snowman Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Twigs
size: 6" Tall
$ 34.- each (LM100)

Adam & Eve

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Natural Branches, Aluminum
size: 27 1/2" Tall
$1,200.- (LM129)

Cow Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 7 1/4" approx. Height
$ 34.- each (LM100)

Cat Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 4 3/4" Tall
$ 34.- each (LM100)

Hanging Birds

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Natural Branch Perch
size: 3- 6" Tall, Call for description of current selection
$ 34.- each (LM100)

Angel Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 7 X 8"
$ 34.- each (LM100)

Fox Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 8" approx. Length
$ 34.- each (LM100)

Smarter-than-your-average-Bear

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 4 3/4" Long
$ 34.- each (LM100)

Mice Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire tails
size: 6" Long
$ 34.- each (LM100)

Giraffe Ornament

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 6" Tall
$ 34.- each (LM100)

Rabbit Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 7 1/2" Tall
$ 34.- each (LM100)