In the following series of painting, sizes range from 14"x11" to 36"x36" (cm 35 x 28 to 92 x 92). Rest your mouse on an image for title info. Click on any image to enlarge, see the full image, and generate a slide-show.
"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." Lynn Woods for the Weekly Almanac, June 9, 2016
**Claire will be teaching a portrait painting class: "Portraits from Photographic Reference" at the Woodstock School of Art (WSA) April 9-10, 2019. In Fall of 2019, she shall also be teaching an 8-week portfolio development class designed for entry to art school. For details, contact Claire via this website, or call the WSA: 845 679 2388, or go to the WSA website.**
Following are paintings from the Irish part of the "Home Towns" Project. These and 20 of the Woodstock portraits above were exhibited in the South Tipperary Arts Center in Clonmel during August 2015. Visit the Blog for more info & images of some of the subjects next to their portraits.
The Anna Family - A Pentaptych of 12"x12" (cm 30 x 30) works in oil on canvas
The following series of portraits is titled The Home Towns Project. The project features residents of Claire's present home town of Woodstock, New York, and residents of her first home town in Ireland: Clonmel, where she was raised. The first group below is the Woodstock part of the project.
The subject of the 12 x 12 inch portrait on the left is a little boy called Reide. His face was the inspiration and the basis for the larger image on the right, a 60 x 48 inch mixed media painting titled "Our Child". "Our Child" is the once and future child who holds all the knowledge of the past and all the hopes for the future.