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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Freckled Red Snake

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Metal Tongue
size: 42 7/8" tongue to tail
$235.- (LM248)

10 Bird Tree

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Legs, Natural Rhododendron Branch, Wood Base
size: 39 1/2" Tall
$475.- (LM234 - unfortunately, we are unable to ship this item)

Sunning Bronze Snake

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Metal Tongue
size: 42 1/4" tongue to tail
$235.- (LM252)

Salmon Swimmer

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Metal Fins
size: 22" mouth to tail
$235.- (LM243)

10 Birds on a Branch

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Legs, Natural Rhododendron Branch
size: 22 1/4 X 28 1/2"
$475.- (LM230 - unfortunately, we are unable to ship this item)

Regal River Fish

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Metal Fins
size: 22 1/4" mouth to tail
$235.- (LM242)

3 Birds Perched on Driftwood

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Legs, on Natural Driftwood
size: 25 3/4" Tall
$300.- (LM236)

Twig Chickens

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Natural Wood Base
size: 15" Tall Approx.
$54.- Each - call for current selection (LM118)

3 Birds Perched on Driftwood

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Legs, on Natural Driftwood
size: 14X 26 1/4"
$300.- (LM235)

Birdies on Stumps

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

Sky Blue Bass

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Metal Fins
size: 21 1/4" mouth to tail
$235.- (LM244)

Flyin' Birdies

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: Approx. 8" wingtip to wingtip
$ 48.- Each - call for current selection (LM177)

Giraffe Ornament

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

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)