Monica Raye

Monica Raye

Antler’s Away

A local artist is carving and painting antler's into works of art

Monica Raye, from Port McNeill, works on an antler carving outside the Chilton Regional Arena during the Fall Fair. She transforms the antlers into beautiful wildlife scenes including salmon swimming upstream. Raye has always been creative with one project or another, gardening and singing in a choir, drawing and painting, but it is the carving she loves, especially antlers. Raye explained that she finds antlers easier to carve than wood, because she doesn’t have to work with the grain.