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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6 Birdies on a Branch

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Legs, Natural Rhododendron Branch
size: 29" Wide X 19 1/4" Tall
$300.- (LM192)

Copper Striped Snake

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 34 1/2" Long
$225.- (LM205)

Birds in Flight

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 8" wingtip to wingtip
$ 45.- Each - call for current selection (LM177)

Hanging Bird Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Natural Branch Perch
size: Various Sizes
$ 34.- Each - call for current selection (LM100)

Charming Teal Snake

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 39" Long
$225.- (LM204)

3 Birds Perched on Driftwood

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Legs, Natural Driftwood
size: 18 1/2" Tall
$175.- (LM201)

Dainty Twig Chickens

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wooden Base
size: 7" approx. Height
$ 35.- Each - call for current selection (LM116)

Friendly Yellow Snake

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 40 1/4" Long
$225.- (LM198)

Birdies on Stumps

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Legs, Wooden Base
size: 6" approx. Height
$ 36.- Each - call for current selection (LM140)

Copper Diamond Rattler

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 49" Long
$225.- (LM181)

Adam & Eve

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Natural Branches, Aluminum. This is not a shippable item, sorry!
size: 27 1/2" Tall
$850.- (LM129)

Mice Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Tails
size: 6" approx. Length
$ 34.- Each - call for current selection (LM100)

Rabbit Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 7 1/2" approx. Height
$ 34.- Each - call for current selection (LM100)

Giraffe Ornament

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 9" approx. Height
$ 34.- Each (LM100)