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

Cupcake Time
I’m having a sweet time making all these dessert collages. With this piece, I enjoyed incorporating more texture for the
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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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Resources for Artists & Creatives

What to do with your Older Artwork
Over the years, artists can accumulate a lot of artwork. We make art when we take classes, experiment with different
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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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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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