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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12 Birds in a Tree

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Natural Rhododendron Branch on Cedar Wood Base
size: 34" Tall
$400.- (LM170)

A Flock of Birds in Every Color

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Natural Branch Perch
size: 27" Long X 42" Wide
$425.- (LM169)

12 Birds Having a Chat

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Natural Rhododendron Branch on Cedar Wood Base
size: 28 3/4" Tall
$400.- (LM165)

Sneaking Yellow Snake

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 45 1/2" Long
$225.- (LM171)

Adam & Eve

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Natural Branches, Aluminum
size: 27 1/2" Tall
$850.- (LM129)

Dreamy Diamondback

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 48 1/4" Long
$225.- (LM172)

Bluebirds Resting

Natural Driftwood, Hand Carved Birds, Wire
size: 24" Long X 7" Wide
$150.- (LM167)

Birdies on Stumps

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

3 Goldfinches Coming for a Visit

Natural Driftwood, Hand Carved Birds, Wire
size: 29" Long X 9" Wide
$150.- (LM168)

Snowman Ornaments

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

Twig Chicken Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 7 1/4" approx. Height
$ 34.- Each - call for current selection (LM100)

Cow Ornaments

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

Skunk Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 4 3/4" approx. Length
$ 34.- Each (LM100)

Giraffe Ornaments

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

Smarter-than-Your-Average-Bear

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 4 3/4" approx. Length
$ 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)

Hanging Birds

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

Reindeer Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Twig Antlers
size: 8" approx. Height
$ 34.- Each - call for current selection (LM100)

Little Fishy Ornaments

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

Owl Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 5" approx. Height
$ 34.- Each - call for current selection (LM100)

Dog Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 4" approx. Height
$ 34.- Each - call for current selection (LM100)

Possum Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Tails
size: 6 1/2" approx. Length
$ 34.- Each (LM100)

Horse Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 6" X 4 1/2" approx. Size
$ 34.- Each - Black Horses Only (LM100)