Claire Lambe is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and educator. Born in Ireland, she began her formal art education at age 17 at the Crawford School of Art in the Irish city of Cork. She 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, Ireland, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the City University of New York at Brooklyn College.
For more about Claire and her career, see her CV (Curriculum Vita) via the link below. Reviews of her work can be found via the main menu at the top of this page:
An important part of Claire Lambe's art practice is working in portraiture. "The human face is a never-ending source of fascination and mystery to me," she says, and that her aim when painting a portrait is not necessarily to solve its mystery but to show it. See Lambe's portrait portfolios in the drop-down menu under Artworks on the main menu at the top of the page.
In addition to painting portraits for her own personal projects, she also paints portraits on commission. For more information about this, including sizes and costs, you can connect to the artist via the Contact page.
Lambe likes to explore what challenges new places bring to her art practice. In recent years she has spent extended periods in Costa Rica and in Berlin. Since December 2021, she divides her year between Woodstock, NY, and the coastal town of Hastings in the south of England.
To see how these geographical contexts have influenced her work, click on the link below. For a broad overview of the artist's works, go to the drop-down menu under "Artworks" on the main menu at the top of the page where you will find links to her various portfolios.
In addition to making art in her studio, Claire Lambe is a gifted writer; she writes about other artists' work and art art events, and she occasionally reviews books and theatre. She 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.