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

Donut Worry
Over the past few months, I’ve made animal collage after animal collage. Animals have always been a favorite subject of
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Collie
I haven’t explored collaging different dog breeds all that much, so the other day I figured I’d tackle a Collie
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The Long Haired Doxie
Long haired dachshunds are one of my favorite kind of dogs. This portrait was made as a gift for my
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Resources for Artists & Creatives

How to Handle Criticism as an Artist
If you’re an artist or an aspiring artist, you’ll eventually find yourself getting faced with criticism. Some of the criticism
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10 Ways to get Inspired
Inspiration is something that can find you at the most unexpected times, but it’s also something that you need to
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How to “Paint with Paper”
I call the collage technique I use, “painting with paper,” because I manipulate magazine strips in such a way that
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Interviews & Talks with Megan Coyle

Why I Make Collages
I’ve been making art for as long as I can remember. I guess you could say that first I learned
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Code Artist by Day, Fine Artist by Night
People often think I’m a full-time visual artist, although I’m actually a full-time web developer who makes artwork part-time. I still consider
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The Ongoing Discouragement Factor
I’ve been told that as a kid, I used to draw an abnormal amount. I’d spend hours with coloring books
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The Adventures of Bosty

Bosty goes to Harry Potter World
Bosty is actually a pretty big fan of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, so the other day he
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Bosty goes to Montreal
Bosty wanted to escape the winter in Washington, DC, so he jetted off to…Montreal, Canada. I suppose he wanted to
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Bosty goes to Mexico City
Bosty wanted to travel to another country, so he hopped on a plane to Mexico City. He started off his
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