I am a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and educator. Born in Ireland, I began my formal art education at age 17 at the Crawford School of Art in the Irish city of Cork. I holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a post-graduate Diploma in Art Education from the National College of Art & Design (NCAD), in Dublin, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the City University of New York at Brooklyn College. For more about the me and my career, see my Reviews and my Curriculum Vita (CV or résumé) on the main menu or via the action button below:
An important part of my art practice is working in portraiture. The human face is a never-ending source of fascination and mystery to me. My aim when painting a portrait is not necessarily to solve its mystery but to show it. See my portrait portfolios in the drop-down menu under Artworks
In addition to painting portraits for my own personal projects, I also paint portraits on commission. Please contact me for more information about this, including sizes and costs.
In addition to making art in her studio, Claire Lambe is also a writer. In this aspect of her life, she particularly enjoys writing about other artists and their work and she is a regular contributor to Roll Magazine, an arts publication for the Hudson Valley, New York. Links to her writing can be found on the "Publications" page on the main menu or via the action button below.
I am an artist who likes to travel and enjoy what learning what new places bring to my art practice. In recent years I have spent extended periods in Costa Rica and in Berlin. My art interests are eclectic and now and then I like to break away from the easel and explore sculptural possibilities in installation art. In Portfolio 2, you will find works from these variations in my practice.