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

Click images to enlarge

12 Birds High up on a Tree

Hand Carved Birds, Acrylic Paint, on Rhododendron with Cedar Wood Base
size: 22 3/4" Tall
$ 385.- (We cannot ship this item) (LM125)

Adam & Eve

Hand Carved & Painted Wood, Rhododendron Branch & Aluminum
size: 26" Tall, 19" Wide, 14" Deep
$1,200.- (LM129--spectacular example.)

Cow Ornament

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 6" Tall
$34.- (LM100)

Rabbit Ornament

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 7 1/2" Tall
$34.- (LM100)

Mice Ornaments

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 6" Long
$34.- (LM100)

Hog Ornament

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 3" Tall
$34.- (LM100)

Cat Ornament

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 4 3/4" Tall
$34.- (LM100)

Goat Ornament

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 8 3/4" Tall
$34.- (LM100)

Hound Dog Ornament

Hand carved wood, Acrylic paint
size: 4 1/2 x 4 1/2" Call for description of current selection.
$34.- (LM100)

Giraffe Ornament

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 6" Tall
$34.- (LM100)

Snowman Ornament

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 6" tall
$34.- (LM100)

Owl Ornament

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 5" Tall
$34.- (LM100)

Skunk Ornament

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 4 1/8" Tall
$34.- (LM100)

Angel Ornament

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 6"
$34.- (LM100)

Horse Ornament

Hand carved wood, Acrylic paint
size: 6" x 4.5". Call for description of current selection.
$34.- (LM100)

Hanging Birds

Hand carved wood, Acrylic paint
size: 3- 6" tall. Call for description of current selection.
$34.- (LM100)

Smarter-than-your-average-Bear

Hand carved wood, Acrylic paint
size: 4 3/4" long
$34.- (LM100)