Harry Meraklis a.k.a. “HarryFish” first made the trip from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Outer Banks with his dad, Sam, (a fantatical fisherman in his own right), mother Helen, and sister, Angela, as a wee lad of one year old. Harry was hooked since that time on the beauty and majesty that the area has to offer. He attended California University of Pennsylvania earning a Bachelor of Science in Graphics Communications Technology (printing) with a minor in the Fine Arts dabbling in Jewelry Making, Ceramics and Print Making. Moving somewhere between Lancaster and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After college Harry spent the most of the next 30 years running his own graphic design/printing business. Now living in Kitty Hawk, NC with his wife Eileen, Harry spends his spare time fishing, walking the beach, and oh yes, hand carving and hand painting his one-of-a-kind “fish art”. Mother Nature provides more than an ample amount of inspiration on this incredible barrier island that’s known to most as OBX.
• Kdh Cooperative Art Gallery, Kill Devil Hills, NC
• Dare County Arts Council, Manteo, NC
• Corolla Village Market, Corolla, NC
• Muse Originals, Kitty Hawk, NC
• Owens Restaurant Gift Shop, Nags Head, NC