Born in Ireland, Claire Lambe began her formal art education at age 17. She earned a BFA from Ireland's National College of Art and Design (NCAD), in Dublin and, on relocating to the USA, an MFA from the City University of New York, at Brooklyn College. During 2015, Claire was Artist-in-Residence at the Woodstock Public Library where she painted portraits of volunteer subjects from the community. Recent exhibitions include a solo show, "Home Towns," at the South Tipperary Arts Center in Ireland, and Peace & Justice at the Muroff-Kotler Gallery, SUNY Ulster.