FAA approved private airstrip 3 miles south of the Village of Clayton on Rt 12. Please call before landing. Transportation to and from airport for guests staying at the McKinley House, 505 Hugunin Street, Clayton – mckinleyhousebnb.com
Electrical & Mechanical Contractors, design, sales, installation, service, Generac Generators, Mitsubishi Heat Pumps, Serving CNY & NNY. Primary customers are Home Owners, Home Builders. We also offer installations services for Home Depot & Costco.
With 8 locations to serve our customers from including Costco & Home Depot’s. Year after year 4GPS wins and are awarded with prestigious customer satisfaction designation. Generac’s PowerPro Elite Plus and Mitsubishi’s Diamond Dealer Preferred to name a few. BBB Accreted AAA+, Fully Insured, Factory trained Technicians, Master Licensed Electricain. Design, Sales, Permitting, Installations & Service.
Located in the heart of the 1000 Islands, on a prime waterfront location on the St. Lawrence River, in the village of Clayton, Bayside Marina will quickly become your home away from home. We are a full service marina offering seasonal and transient dockage, boat & kayak rentals, boat repairs, and indoor & outdoor storage. Slips are complete with fresh water and electricity, and rates are affordable. Located in the protected waters of French Creek Bay, our all deep water slips will make your boating a breeze. Our central location offers easy accessibility:
to great fishing, beaches, and cruising around the U.S. and Canadian islands.
we are a day trip to Gananouque, Kingston, and many state and provincial parks.
only minutes to Alexandria Bay and Boldt Castle.
we are walking distance to the town of Clayton with its world famous Antique Boat Museum, excellent restaurants, festivities, and golf courses.
Our beautiful park like setting, spectacular main channel views, meticulously cared for grounds and facilities, along with our friendly staff, will make you understand why Bayside Marina is where “friends bring friends”. In addition, when you dock at Bayside Marina, you get two marinas for the price of one, with dockage at our Henderson Harbor marina included for the same price. We would love to hear from you. Call us at: 315-686-2121.
Dr. Becky Keshmiri received her Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College. She went on to Life University in Marietta, GA, where she was awarded a Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Keshmiri has been in practice for over 15 years in New York state.
With a focus on health and wellness, Dr. Keshmiri is a noted instructor on spinal health and the correction of degenerative joint disease and frequently presents seminars to the public on health-related topics. She participates in many free clinics as well as several charitable fundraisers for various organizations.
Dr. Keshmiri is a specialist in laser lipo treatments and recommends them in conjunction with whole-body vibration therapy to maximize the inch loss and fat elimination results for her clients.
“It is gratifying to be able to help my clients achieve the body shape they wish through laser lipo treatments,” she says. “I look forward to helping YOU achieve your goals.”
C-Clear Window Cleaning is a fully insured business in Clayton, NY serving Jefferson County and the Thousand Islands region with residential and commercial window and pressure washing services. We provide timely and convenient service without cutting corners. We take ourselves seriously as professionals and constantly strive for 100% customer satisfaction. For quality work at reasonable prices, call us today at 315-921-4239.
arthage Savings was founded in 1888, making the Association the longest running “Hometown Bank” in Jefferson and Lewis Counties.
Carthage Savings is a customer owned “Mutual” association. We answer to our customers, not stockholders. We are here to serve our customers with no conflicting profitability pressures. A “Mutual” is similar to a Credit Union with the exception that we pay income taxes, which aid our schools and allows the government to provide essential services to the communities we serve.
We manage over $200,000,000 in assets with a $170,000,000 loan portfolio primarily funded with local deposits. Our Association has three full service offices. We are well capitalized by all regulatory standards and by nearly all standards, we are considered one of the strongest and safest banks in the country.
Carthage Savings continues to make every attempt to provide the highest quality service to our members at the lowest possible cost. Our mission “To Provide Quality Financial Services that Exceed our Members’ Expectations while Enhancing the Communities We Serve” is a promise we have lived up to for over 130 years. We are dedicated to being a part of the North Country’s future prosperity. Carthage Savings is continuously researching and implementing new and innovative banking products to offer our customers, while keeping safety and security foremost in mind.
There are many reasons to make Carthage Savings your financial partner…these are just a few of the fundamental issues that make our 130+ year history a successful partnership with our communities. Add great service from people who truly care about the future of Northern New York and you will also discover what makes Carthage Savings different from other financial institutions.
The Association’s Board, Management, and Staff are proud of our history and look forward to building customer relationships. Please contact us and we would be happy to tell you more.
Cash Flow Associates, LLC is a consulting business owned by Clayton resident David Huntington who is an authorized independent agent for TSI. David has been working with businesses throughout New York for over 31 years providing Accounts Receivable Management and Debt Collection services. TSI, the company he has represented for 31 years, has been in business since 1970 and has a national presence. The services provided can help businesses get paid faster while still maintaining a relationship with the customer. TSI offers three levels of service including First Party Contacts, Fixed Fee Collection Demands and Contingency Collections.
A few of the key aspects of the primary services provided include:
From Early May through Late October, Clayton Island Tours offers narrated tours for the general public. Enjoy magnificent views of premier sights with opportunities to view giant Great Lakes freighters, lighthouses, magnificent island homes and the Thousand Islands International Bridge up close. Daily tours to Boldt Castle, Rock Island Lighthouse, Two Nation Tour, and Sunset Cruises available. All tours have many photo opportunities and cruise areas of the St. Lawrence River and many of the Thousand Islands not seen on other cruises.
Our boats are available for private parties, wedding shuttles, sightseeing tours and corporate events. Catering and Bar options available.
1000 Islands Receptive and Group Tour Planning services available year-round. Let our local, knowledgeable and professional staff provide you with all the information you will need for that one of a kind experience among the 1000 islands. Step-on-Guide service also available for your itinerary.
Established in the Spring of 1988, Con Tech Building Systems, Inc. is one of the largest employers in the Gouverneur area, employing highly skilled craftspeople and management staff, dedicated to providing clients with superior quality and communication. We feel very fortunate to have a large group of qualified staff that is willing to put in extra effort to satisfy the clients needs. Please consider us for your upcoming project, as we are confident you will not be disappointed.
We take community support seriously. Every Con Tech Building Systems employee is encouraged to “Get involved and make a difference!”. We have team members involved in variety of organizations, ranging from Board of Education, veterans organizations, and numerous professional trade associations. We also support and sponsor many local fundraising efforts on behalf of nonprofit organizations in the North Country.
In addition, we have historically supported the education system in an effort to encourage the youth of our region to enter into the trade industry. We are proud to be involved in the development and advancement of the construction industry in Northern New York.
Our 29 years in business has proved that client and community relationship building is the key to success. If you are interested in joining the Con Tech Team, check out our career opportunities by clicking the link below.
Jere Coughlin saw immediate success when he printed the first edition of the Watertown Herald in 1886. Jere established a solid reputation as an expert printer. His competition admired his “painstaking care,” “grace of expression” and use of “unusually good paper.” Jere Coughlin’s attention to detail and high standards for quality set new standards for the upstate New York printing industry. Today, more than 130 years later, Coughlin continues to strive to achieve new levels of quality and innovation. Our heritage and experience allows us to understand the ever-changing business world and culture of the North Country.
Much has changed over the years, and we work hard to adapt and grow. Recently we have married many of our print products with their digital counterparts—brochures and ebrochures, printed books and ebooks, direct mail and email; the list goes on.
Today, you don’t need to suffer from that pain anymore. Thanks to the cooperative efforts of a team of top physicians and medical engineers, Spinal Decompression was developed to effectively treat lower back pain and sciatica resulting from herniated or deteriorated discs. Spinal Decompression not only greatly lessens back pain in many patients, but also enables the majority of patients to resume a more active lifestyles.
Does this really work?
Spinal Decompression has been demonstrated effective in relieving the pain linked with bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and even relapse or failed back surgery. Since its release, clinical studies have shown an amazing success rate in treating lumbar disc related problems.
How does this work?
It uses cutting-edge technology to apply a distraction force to relieve nerve compression often connected with low back pain and sciatica.
If you are a candidate for care, contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation with our Doctor to determine. After carefully studying your case history and exam findings, we will sit down and explain his recommended plan of action for you. After answering any questions you may have about the recommended plan, you may begin your care with Spinal Decompression.
You may be having an extravagant 1000 Islands Wedding Ceremony or a simple affair. But you would like elegant harp music being played as your guests arrive, adding to the elegant ambiance with sight and sound even before the Wedding Ceremony begins, for your Grand Entrance, and as you walk back down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs. The elegant music of the Harp would be the perfect choice for your Wedding Ceremony.
Harp music is perfect for your cocktail hour as well, providing an elegant ambiance, yet does not intrude on the conversation. To make it uniquely yours you may choose from the 1000’s of songs listed on my website at http://www.elegantharp.net. You may find many video examples on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/EstherUnderhaytheelegantharp/videos .
Performing in South Florida in the winter, I am available in the North Country Mid-June to Mid-September.
I look forward to assisting you in creating the Wedding of your Dreams!
Best of Weddings on The Knot 2021
Couples’ Choice on Wedding Wire 2021
5-Star Rating on Google
FMI Sand & Gravel is the premier choice of contractors and homeowners in the Thousand Islands. FMI Sand & Gravel sources the best materials in the industry to ensure our customers are getting the very best for their projects.
FMI Sand & Gravel offers DOT approved materials including various varieties of sand, gravel, topsoil, crushed stone and boulders that are competitively priced. Bring your own trailer or we can deliver any material to both residential and commercial customers alike 6 days a week.
FMI Sand & Gravel services everything from smaller home garden and landscaping projects to big commercial projects who need materials reliably delivered to the job site. Not exactly sure what you need? Our staff is well versed in the materials we offer and can provide advice for your specific project.
FMI Sand and Gravel is located on East Line Road in Clayton, NY at the former Rusty Johnson Sand & Gravel pit.
Forkey Auto & Trailer Sales specializes in pre-owned vehicles under $10,000 as well as brand new factory direct enclosed cargo and snowmobile trailers with an endless list of available options, give us a call or stop-in today!
Design and installation of custom renewable energy systems; geothermal heating and cooling systems; energy efficient HVAC solutions; standby generators; environmental permitting; project development; project management.
Grindstone fabrications, Inc. (formerly DB Fabrications, Inc.), conveniently located on Rt 12E in the town of Clayton, will take care of all of your marine, commercial, and residential metal welding, fabrication and repair work. We take pride in our quality metalwork and our nose-to-the-grindstone service. We specialize in all metal fabrication, engineering, galvanizing, shearing, drilling and finishing. Please call us to discuss your project. Or stop by. We will be happy to assist you!
We are a husband and wife team who work alongside each other to bring our vision to fruition for you to enjoy. We have the knowledge and experience to make just about any dream project a reality.
What started out as a small adventure has quickly turned into a full-time enterprise where we continue to add to our repertoire every chance we get. We have slowly added to our list of services to include weddings, sporting events, concerts and more!
We have taken the time to make the local contacts necessary to operate safely and have streamlined our processes to provide our clients with quick turn-around times. We provide a quality product at reasonable prices. We are continuously adding to our equipment to provide you with the best visual product possible. We always aim to do our absolute best for each and every client. We provide more than a service. We provide the knowledge necessary that many others simply do not have.
We believe in giving back to our community and often volunteer to produce videos or photos for charity events. If your company or organization would like to be a recipient of our services or a sponsor for any of the community based videos we produce, don’t hesitate to contact us! We try to do as much as we can for others with the limited time we have.
We take pride in our work. We don’t put out less than our best and will work hard to make your project the best it can be. We continue to learn and grow and are constantly adding to our editing options as well as outsourcing when necessary. We hope you enjoy the final product.
Island Life Magazine is the premier glossy magazine in the 1000 Islands about the 1000 Islands distributed in eastern Ontario and northern New York each May. Island Life’s digital magazine islandlifemag.ca is on island time all the time with the best stories and photographs this magical region with 1,864 islands, one River and two countries has to offer.
Assisting former military and military personnel with health and family matters as well as recreational assistance.
In April 2013, the New York North Country Troopers Assisting Troops (NYNCTAT) was formed by a group of New York State Troopers in collaboration with U.S. military members. The mission of this group is to raise local and regional awareness, as well as to provide local recreational activities and events for Fort Drum service members and other Armed Forces Members that were wounded, injured, or became ill while protecting our freedom and country.
North Shore Solutions is full service web design and graphic design firm located in the North Country. Our services include: logo design, graphic design, website design, website development, website maintenance, and more.
At North Shore Solutions, we love assisting our clients to create online & offline solutions that help their brand shine.
Hypnosis is all positive. It is about gaining leverage & control over the many problems of life we all struggle with. It is a highly effective tool resulting in enhanced outcomes for smoking cessation, weight loss, nail biting, pain management & ridding ourselves of other unwanted habits. It is even utilized to assist in the birthing process, in preparation for surgery & in the treatment of PTSD.
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis & occurs strictly at the will of the client. The hypnosis practitioner guides the client into a state of deep relaxation with a narrowed focus of attention. This prepares the subconscious mind to receive suggestions for positive, desired outcomes.
The National Guild of Hypnotist is a professional organization promoting hypnosis ag a complementary therapy for enhanced health & wellness outcomes worldwide. Visit the NGH website at http://www.NGH.net.
Lynne Spears, Certified Hypnotist, has been practicing hypnosis since 2016. She is a Clayton native with an educational background in psychology, sociology & anthropology. She is a graduate of Empire State College and Jefferson Community College. She has a 30 year work history with NYS.
Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists
National Guild of Hypnotists – Certified Hypnotist
International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy – Certified Professional Hypnotist
Oneida Marine Group operates TowBoatU.S. locations at the Port of Rochester on Lake Ontario, Clayton on the St. Lawrence River, and Oneida Lake to include a significant portion of the Erie Canal. We provide marine towing and salvage in these areas 24/7.
Paynter Senior Center, located at 914 Strawberry Lane in Clayton, offers a variety of activities including card games, puzzles, big screen television, books, movies, bingo, ceramics, crafts and a piano and organ for those who wish to play. There is always great conversation and friendship.
Our activities coordinator plans many trips throughout the year both near and far as well as themed parties, luncheons with entertainment, and dances.
Lunch is provided through the Office of the Aging and is prepared daily, Monday through Friday, by Prestige Food Services. There is a suggested contribution of $3.50 for individuals who are 60 years and older. Visitors under age 60 pay $7.50. If a person doesn’t have the money to contribute, they may still receive a meal. Advance reservations are necessary and may be made by calling by 315-686-3553.
The dining room and conference room are available for rent on an hourly basis. The rooms can be used for birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, and/or business meetings. Please call Rose Reff at 315-686-3553 to reserve a date.
Founded in 2016, PieZano’s is Watertown, NY’s newest locally owned and operated pizzeria. We make the kind of pies you can’t find at a typical corporate shop; they’re handmade on fresh dough and topped with the finest quality ingredients. But we don’t stop at pizza: We serve so much more, from our popular garlic knots and buffalo chicken wraps to fresh salads, hot wings, and even our new pasta menu. We offer in-house dining as well as pick-up and delivery service. Stop by the shop when we’re pulling a fresh pie out of the oven, and discover a better brand of pizza.
Offering 4-6 and 8 Hour trips. Will customize to suit your needs!
At Red Dog Fishing Charters we are focused on providing you with a fishing trip experience that is of the highest level of customer satisfaction & we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of trips to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy fishing with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come.
River Custom Canvas, LLC is a full service marine canvas business permanently located on the property at Spicer Marine Basin in Clayton. We do custom canvas fabrication, repairs and also sell and install AquaMat marine carpet mats.
It is the mission of River Hospital to provide compassionate, cost effective and accessible primary health care to the year round and seasonal residents, and visitors of the River Communities. The hospital prides itself on high quality outpatient, inpatient and specialty services to meet individual and community needs through partnerships with our patients and communities we serve.
Threatened with closure of the hospital in 2000, a group of concerned citizens formed a task force to appeal to the New York State Department of Health to become an independent institution. Through their efforts, the hospital is ‘reborn’ as an independent facility and named “River Hospital” on April 15, 2003. In the years that followed the opening of River Hospital in April 2003, until the conclusion of the 2006 fiscal year in December 2006, River Hospital was confronted with many challenges as a start-up operation. There were many obstacles to overcome in establishing services in the area such as attracting staff, and physicians, and assuring the community that River Hospital was a viable entity. Fortunately, there was tremendous community support for River Hospital including significant philanthropy which was of great assistance to River Hospital in navigating the difficulties in establishing financial viability.
Fortunately, at the end of fiscal year 2006 all the initially planned elements for services at River Hospital were about to be initiated. In September of 2007, River Hospital opened its Ambulatory Surgery Unit, The Anthony C. “Tony” Malara Operating Suite. This addition to the services provided by River Hospital now offers the option of having minor surgical procedures and colonoscopies performed on an outpatient basis, close to home. In 2008, River Hospital celebrated its fifth anniversary of operation, the opening of the new modular building housing River Community Clinic and the opening of Jefferson Eye Surgeons Ophthalmology clinic. The movement of River Community Clinic into the new building will allow the Clinic to serve more patients and allow room for new Physicians joining the hospital. Electronic Medical Records (EMR) were implemented in River Community Clinic in July of 2011 helping to better our goal of delivering the best patient care possible while improving efficiency and enhancing security.
In 2012, several services were added to River Hospital including Convenient Care, Observation Unit and River Community Wellness Program. The Hospital had seen significant growth and the new service lines reflected that. In addition, River Community Clinic was re-named River Family Health Center to more adequately define the primary care practice.
Parents, your children’s oral health is incredibly important.
Dr. Chelsea Eppolito of Riverside Pediatrics at the Clayton Dental Office routinely sees children as young as 6 months old to prepare them for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Preventive measures, like fluoride use and the placement of dental sealants are performed at our dental office as a means to fight the tooth decay process.
River Roc Storage offers premier, state – of – the art indoor heated boat, RV, and car storage along the St. Lawrence River in Clayton, NY.
Our 10, 200 square foot facility has been built using a renewable and sustainable form of energy known as Geothermal. Geothermal is an environmentally friendly technology that produces little to no greenhouse gas emissions. Your boat, RV, and/or car is stored in a secure and eco – friendly building that has one – sixth of the carbon footprint compared to natural gas storage facilities.
With climate controlled indoor heated storage, you’re not only buying secure, safe and warm storage, you’re buying peace of mind!
A family health care facility serving Clayton and surrounding areas.
Samaritan’s growing team of over 30 family healthcare heroes makes it even easier to find a super doctor who’s the right fit for you. We provide compassionate primary care for children and adults of all ages. This includes health screenings, preventative care, management of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, care for short-term illnesses and injuries, and referrals to specialists when needed.
Samaritan Family Health Centers are conveniently located in Adams, Cape Vincent, Clayton, Lacona, LeRay, Sackets Harbor and Watertown. All locations are now accepting new patients and also accept most major insurance providers.
Our mission is to provide our clients with unparalleled brokerage services before, during and after every transaction. As a privately held company we hold ourselves to the highest level of professional standards while delivering first class service.
Our client’s best interest is at the center of everything we do and in return defines who we are.
“Headquartered in Clayton, Seaway Marine Group provides dock building and repair, shoreline protection, rip-rap and stacked stone seawalls, sheet piling, rock drilling, dredging, and barging throughout the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario.”
Select Sotheby’s International Realty offers exemplary service to real estate buyers and sellers in the Upstate New York area, with a specialized focus on unique and distinctive properties. Our real estate brokers and agents are locals with in depth knowledge of the Upstate New York real estate market and the surrounding real estate markets of Lake George, The Catskill Mountains, Lake Placid, Saratoga, and Central New York. Select Sotheby’s International Realty’s clients should expect personal attention, and extraordinary marketing from the most knowledgeable agents in the Upstate New York area. Servicing everything from the Catskills north to the Canadian border and form Vermont west past the Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands we specialize in Saratoga Springs Real Estate, Catskills Real Estate, Lake Placid Real Estate, Lake George Real Estate, Central New York real estate, and many other local communities.
At Taylor Law, we are dedicated to providing first-rate, efficient, and affordable representation to our clients through an array of legal services. Additionally, we are committed to being 100% accessible to our clients during the course of their representation.
ISO accredited calibration and repair laboratory. Servicing aviation, medical, and manufacturing areas.
The Cal Shop Inc is a fully accredited calibration and repair laboratory. We specialize in both electronic and physical/dimensional test and measurement equipment. For a free quote please fill out the form on the contact page or send an email to: email@example.com.
Thousand Islands Electric Supply LLC. carries a vast assortment of electrical supplies, hardware, tools, smart home devices, electrical contracting devices and other building materials from different manufacturers in the United States.
Thousand Islands Electric Supply LLC. is a family business that is owned and operated by Kyle and Patricia Barton. Kyle Barton has over 35 years’ experience in the electrical contracting industry, 20 years of which is owning and operating New Century Electric Inc.
Thousand Islands Electric Supply LLC. ensures that all of our customers are given first class treatment whenever they visit our store. We have a CRM software that enables us to manage a one on one relationship with our customers no matter how large our customer base grows. We ensure that our customers are involved in the selection of brands that are available in our store.
Thousand Islands Electric Supply LLC. demonstrates our commitment to sustainability, both individually and as a firm by actively participating in our communities and integrating sustainable business practices wherever possible. We ensure that we hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards by meeting our customers’ needs precisely and completely whenever they patronize our products.
Public emergency medical service (ambulance;) wheel chair van service, firstaid supplies and CPR & first aid training.
The heart and soul of our existence: providing the very best pre-hospital care possible.
Since TI-Rescue began, we have made thousands of emergency and non-emergency medical calls, living up to the goal set by leaders of the towns of Clayton and Orleans in 2003 (see The History of Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service here).
TI-Rescue volunteer and paid staff have hundreds of hours of training, practice and testing of knowledge and skills to provide top-quality care under all circumstances.
TI-Rescue has evolved with not just more equipment but newer and better equipment keeping as up-to-date as possible with the opportunities provided by new medical practices and technologies.
We are active in the river communities and have earned the support of community members and elected and non-elected community leaders and the respect of fire and emergency medical services providers throughout the region.
NYS DEC certified pest applicator, property management, landscaping, site maintenance, snow removal, professional tree care. Licensed chauffer offering transportation to and from the Ottawa and Syracuse airport.
Bay Brokerage, Inc. is a full service customs broker, nationally licensed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. Bay specializes in the clearance and distribution of goods for importers and exporters through customs barriers at any U.S. port of entry. Established in 2004 by Ken Carmon and a group of customs industry veterans, Bay Brokerage set out to become the nation’s leading provider of international trade services and solutions. Ken and his team built three vital support companies to offer Bay customers an unprecedented group of world-class services. Together with Bay Brokerage, Bay International Trade Solutions, Bay Consulting, and Bay Logistics ensure that more than 2500 daily shipments from around the world will arrive at their destination via air, sea, truck or rail with minimal delays and the lowest possible freight, storage and lawful duty costs.
Medical care for those who do not have a doctor or need urgent care.
Our premier Urgent Care Locations in Watertown and Adams provide quick, friendly, and professional care seven days a week.
Urgent Care walk-ins are welcome – no appointment needed! Plus, we’re a Nationally Certified Clinic.
Our Urgent Care Staff treats everything from colds and coughs to aches and sprains. Illnesses, allergies, and sports injuries are all treated here. We also provide flu shot immunization services. Both Urgent Care locations even have on-site x-rays and lab services, in association with Samaritan Medical Center!
Both locations are open: Weekdays from 8:00am – 7:30pm
Weekends from 8:00am – 5:30 pm
Weather Stopper specializes in manufacturing of custom marine canvas products, such as boat tops, covers, enclosures, bimini tops and boat bags. Weather Stopper also provides boat storage and operates an 84 unit self-storage facility.
Whitecaps Markets is a new, family owned and operated brand of local gas stations and convenience stores. Serving the 1000 Islands area, we are looking forward to providing the community an easy place to grab a snack, a meal, and fill up their tanks. There is always a friendly face, hot cup of coffee, and some great deals waiting at our stores. Whether you just need a drink, or a whole meal to fill your family, we have you covered.
Born, October 9, 1949 in Syracuse, NY. I started work as a sculptor in 1964 carving images of Ethiopian famine refugees in my family’s cellar using plaster pillars. National Geographic and Time issue’s shocked and inspired me.
In 1970- 1971 I was living in Big Sur, Califorina, where I began carving in Utah sandstone, Kanab stone and regional soapstone. I traveled alot then and showed in various Gallery’s. In 1972 I spent three months studying in and around Florence, Italy and attended Henry Moore’s lifetime retrospective while there.
I have become fluent in many sculptural mediums over the last 55 years including clay; Ceramics; plaster; wood; wax; bronze; stone; steel; Alumiunm; copper; resins and epoxies. I was the bronze finisher in the foundry at “Montoya Art Studios” in West Palm Beach, FL and was also the shop foreman for “Nile Design” in Palm Beach, FL.
There have been many studios over the years, many throughout the Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrence River in northern New York, and in 1991 I built the my largest in Omar, NY. This is now the site of ‘Omar Welding” an all service welding shop. All things coexist….
Some of my works are plaster piece molded for bronze “lost wax” productions, employing life casts as tools for expressing realist emotions. Also Ceramics have joined my works and commissions.
Works range in style from figurative abstraction to figurative realism with a strong dose of social commentary delivered in satire. Lately I’ve explored imagery of the female form in silhouette abstraction in larger than life scale. This series originated from drawings of the figurative abstract angel commission which was featured in the NY Times. My figure drawings of live models are being used for the next phase of works to explore this imagery to its’ fullest. using welded steel as the medium. Publishing rights have been purchased twice for this series.
I have received several commissions including grants from the Antique Boat Museum and the Homer Dodge Foundation. Among my commissions are Gargoyles; angels; crows; lighthouses; signs; furniture; railings, weathervanes, large outdoor Japanese screens, trees, fish, bears, loons, swans and more.
A new sculpture project depicting images of ” the end times” ( not in the religious sense) has begun and will last till my end. “Moonwalkers” This is my commentary on the human condition.
In the 1990’s I showed many works in NYC Galleries, SoHo, NY, but have gained regional fame for creating the “3 Crows” on Route 81 in Jefferson County, NY. 13624. Also many works have been collected by the “Elizabeth Collection” at Artisan Works in Rochester.
Previous recent commissions were the ‘Tree of Knowledge” for the Hawn Memorial Library in Clayton. Installed on 11/3/13.
Also a large “Breaching Muskie” sculpture for Frink Park Installed 11/2014. Commissioned by the People of Clayton.
Then a commission for a “Standing Bear” weathervane for Comfort Is. Installed August 2015.