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

Feeling Husky
I’ve decided to revisit dog portraits, to tackle a series of different dog breeds. Over the years I’ve had a
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You Can Have Your Cake
The other day, I worked on filming another time lapse video of my collage-making process. Usually when I’ve completed a
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Summertime Popsicle
A collage of what’s popping when it’s summer. It’s another addition to my dessert series, and even though it’s not
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Resources for Artists & Creatives

Why do Artists use Texture?
Texture is the feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface. Artists use texture to add depth, interest, or balance to
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How to Stay Organized as an Artist
It’s easy to be unorganized as an artist, especially when the materials you use for your craft keep piling up
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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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Interviews & Talks with Megan Coyle

Q & A: How Long Have You Been Making Collages?
I’ve been making collages ever since I was a kid. My first collage was made back when I was in
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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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The Adventures of Bosty

Bosty goes to the Outer Banks, NC
Bosty loves the beach, so he wanted to head off to the Outer Banks for the week. It might be
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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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