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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Adam & Eve

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

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)

Branching Out Bird Tree

Hand Carved Birds, Acrylic Paint, on Rhododendron with Cedar Wood Base
size: 26 1/2" tall
$ 385.- (We cannot ship this item) (LM132)

Bird Tree Totem

Hand Carved Birds, Acrylic Paint, on Natural Wood with Cedar Base
size: 38 1/2" tall
$ 385.- (We cannot ship this item) (LM137)

Little Fishy Ornaments

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

Fox Ornaments

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

Giraffe Ornament

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

Cat Ornaments

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

Hanging Birds

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

Rabbit Ornaments

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

Mice Ornaments

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

Snowman Ornaments

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

Smarter-than-your-average-Bear

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

Cow Ornaments

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

Angel Ornaments

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

Twig Chickens

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