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 hold 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 Curriculum Vita (CV) and Reviews 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, as an art writer, writes about other artists' work and is a regular contributor to Roll Magazine, an arts publication for the Hudson Valley, New York. She has also written exhibition catalog essays and press releases, and is available for same.
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 learning what new places bring to my art practice. In recent years I have spent extended periods in Costa Rica and in Berlin. From December 2021, I will spend half the year in the UK in the coastal town of Hastings.
My art interests are eclectic and now and then I like to break away from the easel and explore sculptural possibilities in installation art. See the drop-down menu on the "Artworks" tab to find work from these variations in my practice