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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Slithering Green Snake

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint & metal tongue
size: 44 1/2" Long
$ 225.- (LM166)

12 Birds in a Tree

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Natural Rhododendron Branch on Cedar Wood Base-We do not recommend shipping this: sorry!
size: 34" Tall
$400.- (LM170)

Bluebirds Resting

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

Adam & Eve

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

Hanging Birds

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Natural Branch Perch
size: Various Sizes
$ 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)

Horse Ornaments

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

Cow Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 7 1/4" 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)

Giraffe Ornament

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

Rabbit Ornaments

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 7 1/2" 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)

Snowman Ornaments

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

Penguin Ornament

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

Santa Greeting all the Girls & Boys

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint
size: 18 1/2" Tall
$225.- (LM169)