Art Made from Recycled Materials

Megan Coyle is an artist and illustrator who resides in the Washington, D.C. area. She takes common, everyday magazines and turns them into works of art.

Coyle has exhibited her artwork at the Ward Museum, Smithsonian Ripley Center, Art League Gallery, Krempp Gallery, and other galleries around the country. She has been internationally published in publications that include the Washington Post, Somerset Studio, and Papirmasse. Coyle is also the author and illustrator of the children’s book Duck & Fish.


In the Studio with Megan Coyle

My Piece of the Pie (Lemon Meringue)
Lemon meringue pie is my favorite type of pie, so I just had to make a collage of it. Getting
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A Piece of Cake
I had a lot of fun working on this collage, and I’ve been getting a lot of joy from working
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You’re Pretty Sweet
If you’ve followed my blog, you’ve probably noticed that the vast majority of my work focuses on wildlife. I’ve always
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Resources for Artists & Creatives

How to Give an Artist Talk
It’s important for artists to know how to talk about their artwork so they can promote it to the public.
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Why Do Artists Create Self Portraits?
A self portrait is a representation of an artist created by that artist. Self portraits have been made in every
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Pretty as a Peacock by collage artist Megan Coyle
How to Make a Paper Collage
Collage is a medium that involves layers – usually layers of paper, magazine cutouts, or photographs – although there are
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Interviews & Talks with Megan Coyle

How my Art Portfolio Site Evolved
I studied painting and creative writing when I was in college. As an art major, I had a project to
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Collages Inspired by the National Zoo
I’ve found a lot of inspiration from the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Over the years, I’ve visited the zoo
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Collages Inspired by the D.C. Landscape
I grew up in Northern Virginia, so I’ve become pretty familiar with the Washington, D.C. area over the years. And
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The Adventures of Bosty

Bosty goes to Chincoteague, VA
Bosty wanted to get away for the weekend, but didn’t feel like traveling too far away from DC, so he
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Bosty visits the Cherry Blossoms in DC
Earlier this month, Bosty had a chance to check out the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC during their peak bloom.
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Bosty goes to Tampa, FL
Bosty wanted to take a break from the grind of city life, and spend some time lounging by the beach.
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