Tommy Malloy was born and raised in Glen Head, Oyster Bay Township, New York. His father was a highly acclaimed wood floor refinisher sought after to restore the Gold Coast Estate Mansions to their original splendor. Tommy, a celebrated artist honed his skills as an expert welder and machinist in the 1960’s at Bodi’s Iron Works in Glen Cove and the Jacobsen Shipyard in Oyster Bay. For many years as a master welder and machine repairman, he repaired power machinery & lawnmowers servicing the very same estates that his father had worked. It was at this time he opened his iconic repair shop located across from the Glen Head train station. In his spare time, he began using scrap metal parts to create his now prize-winning welded sculptures. He has won first place in many juried art shows, been showcased in the art sections of both the New York Times and Newsday and sought after for numerous commissions.
In today’s world, Tommy is the consummate Renaissance man with his passion to blend old tools, gears, discarded and obsolete machine parts all with their own inherent beauty into works of art. His trademark cigar and overalls, along with a ready smile, make him a joy to meet.