RICHARD D. HONAN               husband     -     father     -     veteran     -     artist

Richard Honan is a local artisan who teaches courses in beach glass mosaic, driftwood collage and oil pastel on the beaches of Winthrop, Massachusetts. Richard’s artwork is motivated by the connection he feels to living by the ocean and maintaining its beauty. Richard wants his viewers to adjust the way they think of ordinary objects, he wants them to walk the beach and be inspired to create their own artwork. Art brings people together. Richard hopes his art initiates conversations about what constitutes as art, our impact on the environment and about appreciating nature.


Richard continues to be inspired by his creative mother to whom he credits his sense of design and color. After studying graphic design at Vesper George School of Art in Boston, Richard served in the US Army in Vietnam. Upon returning home, he began his career as a wood carver and sign maker. Richard currently resides in Winthrop with his beautiful wife Mary Ellen and his cocker spaniel “Lucky”.