Loraine Monk has worked as a youth worker, Welfare Rights adviser and political activist. Later becoming a college lecturer she began to create images, using paint. She has recently begun to work using relief prints, creating images by removing and cutting into the exterior of the material.
She enjoys the relief print process because it is the opposite of the painting process, which shapes the image through layers. Instead she scrapes and slices through the surface to reveal an image buried below the surface.
Her subjects are often political images. Her latest prints depict women who struggle against the patriarchal system they found themselves fighting.