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

Rural Fields
Landscapes are one of the subjects I seldom tackle. I suppose I’m more drawn to animals than I am to
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The Serious Cheetah
I’ve taken a short break from my dessert-inspired collages to return to one of my favorite subjects, animals. This time
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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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Resources for Artists & Creatives

Why is Art Important?
Art is important for a number of reasons – it makes life more interesting and cultivates an inspiring environment. It
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Why Should You Plan Out Your Art Composition?
Art is a process, and figuring out your composition before you get started, will speed up the art-making process. So
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Why do Artists use Sketchbooks?
Sketchbooks are a great tool for artists to practice their craft. You can think of sketching as creating a rough
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Interviews & Talks with Megan Coyle

Collages Inspired by my Family
Back when I was a senior in college, I created my first cohesive body of collage work where I made
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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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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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