Lonnie & Twyla Money

Lonnie & Twyla Money

Retired dairy farmers out in Kentucky, Lonnie & Twyla Money now use the converted milking barn as their studio. There they create whimsical depictions of both wild and domestic creatures, carving and painting wondrous pieces that range from smaller ornament-sized pieces to life-sized sculptures 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 both delight and a bit of confusion, as his carvings displayed the amazing detailing and scale still present today, yet the colors he chose were never ‘quite right’. 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 ever since, producing the highly distinguishable and finely crafted, carved, and painted animals for which they have become well-known.

Selected Works

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Little Chunky Chickens

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wood Base
size: 6 1/2" Approx. Height
$50.- Each (LM115)

Birdies on Stumps

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Feet, Natural Wood Base
size: 6 1/2" Approx. Height
$ 54.- Each (LM140)

Dainty Twig Chickens

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wood Base
size: 7" Approx. Height
$50.- Each (LM116)

4 Bird Branch

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Feet, Natural Rhododendron Branch
size: 15 1/2" Wide X 24" Tall X 9" Deep
$275.- (LM297 - Shipping Unavailable)

Black & Yellow Snake

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Metal Tongue
size: 36 3/4" Tongue to Tail
$235.- (LM288)

10 Bird Tree

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Feet, Natural Rhododendron Branch, Wood Base
size: 39" Tall
$575.- (LM266 - Shipping Unavailable)

Big Green Bass

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Metal Fins
size: 21" Long
$235.- (LM292)

10 Bird Tree

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Feet, Natural Rhododendron Branch, Wood Base
size: 32" Tall
$575.- (LM286 - Shipping Unavailable)

Happy Yellowtail

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Metal Fins
size: 22 1/2" Long
$235.- (LM290)

3 Blue Jays on Driftwood

Hand Carved Wood, Acrylic Paint, Wire Feet, Natural Driftwood Base
size: 22 1/2" Tall
$250.- (LM293)