"Claire Lambe’s precise and vivid portraits are tonic. She paints the faces of her friends, neighbors, relatives, and does so with a kind of elevating grace, so that without any flattery, without any deception, the faces involved seem to belong to those kinds of beings that the ancient Romans said walked an inch or two above the ground. The Romans had a word for it, incedere: to walk the way gods walk; even though her models, the Woodstock people, the friends, the relatives, walked as we do, one weary foot after another on the ground."
Robert Kelly, poet, novelist and Bard College writing Professor; Kelly was the 2016/2017 Poet Laureate for Dutchess County in New York State. The quote above is an extract from his book "Camera Obscura," 2018
"Lambe’s success in pulling off the [Home Towns portrait] project is a testament to her willingness to take risks, her openness with both friends and strangers – a quality that endears her to her portrait-class students at the Woodstock School of Art – and most especially, her powers of observation."
"The Many Faces of Claire Lambe" by Lynn Woods for Hudson Valley One, June 9, 2016
"Claire Lambe, Woodstock’s Irish-born writer and artist opens a big show of portraits, entitled Eye of the Beholder, at Kingston’s Uptown Gallery... All [of the portraits] are in close-up. All are about capturing essences over likenesses.""Lambe's Eye" by Paul Smart for The Woodstock Times, September 2014
2018 Hudson Valley 360, July 25, for Friends & Neighbors at Oriole 9, Woodstock. Illustrated.
2017 Ossman, Susan. Allegra Lab - photographic essay on Wissen/Schaffen: From Fieldwork to
2016 Gallo Farrell, Barbara. The Poughkeepsie Journal, June 29: "Portrait of the Artist." Illustrated
2015 Smart, Paul. The Woodstock Times , October 22 ed. On exhibition at Oriole 9. Illustrated
2014 Smart, Paul. The Woodstock Times, Sept 4 ed. "Lambe's Eye," review for solo show, Eye of
the Beholder, at the Uptown Gallery, Kingston, NY. Illustrated
2013 Flanagan, Sharyn. The Woodstock Times, June 27 ed., article on La Primavera, a work-shop
conceived and taught by Claire Lambe at the Woodstock School of Art. Illustrated
2012 Haider, Faheem. Chronogram August ed. for Hudson Valley Artists 2012 exhibition at the Samuel
Dorsky Museum of Art. Illustrated
2010 Editorial. The Woodstock Times February for Go Said The Bird exhibition. Illustrated
"Claire Lambe's accomplished oil and acrylic portraits are a reminder that this most traditional of genres still has relevance today." The Kingston Times, September 11, 2014