reviews & Bibliography

"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

SELECTED Bibliography

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 

                 Exhibition.
2016     Gallo Farrell, Barbara. The Poughkeepsie Journal, June 29:  "Portrait of the Artist." Illustrated 

  •  "Woods, Lynn. Almanac Weekly , June 9 edition profile titled: "The Many Faces of Claire Lambe."  Illustrated
  •  Editorial, The Woodstock Times , March 31 ed. for Structure / Nature show. Illustrated
  • Artsy.net, April 2 for Structure/Nature at Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY.
  •  Medenbach, Deborah Times Herald-Record , March 10. "Celtic Art Takes Many Forms."

2015    Smart, Paul. The Woodstock Times , October 22 ed. On exhibition at Oriole 9.  Illustrated

  •  Woods, Lynn. Almanac Weekly , October 16 ed. On  Portrait / Landscape  show at Oriole 9 in Woodstock
  •  Wynne, Eamon. The Nationalist (Ireland), August 23 print ed. Re Hometowns exhibition. Illustrated
  •  Snow, Violet. The Woodstock Times, February 12 ed."Painting Woodstock." Illustrated
  •  Medenbach, Deborah. Ulster Magazine, January / February ed. P 20-26 Profiles Harrison / Lambe. 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

  • Almanac Weekly Sept 4 edition, editorial, for Eye of the Beholder
  •  Woods, Lynn. The Kingston Times, Sept 11 ed., review for Eye of the Beholder.  Illustrated
  •  Smart Paul. The Woodstock Times, March 6 ed., mention for the exhibition Heads at NWHC Co.

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 

  •  Marston-Reid, Linda. President of Arts MidHudson, Poughkeepsie Journal, August 17 ed. "Enjoy"  Section for Hudson Valley Artists 2012  
  •  De Rossa, Donatella. Roll Magazine August ed., for Hudson Valley Artists 2012: Dear Mother  Nature ... An interview with exhibition curator Linda Weintraub in which Weintraub distinguished Lambe           as one of the four artists who "provided a vivid example of the diversity guiding my curatorial decisions."            Lambe's exhibit was also mentioned in the October ed. "After the Storm.Illustrated 
  •  Seckel, Cornelia Art Times Journal July / August ed., "Culturally Speaking" section: Review with praise for Lambe's Set Design for the play Hedgerow Specimen, a Woodstock Players production  
  • The Woodstock Times  June: for the play Hedgerow Specimen, illustration by Claire Lambe  

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