Wildlife Collages from East Sussex, England

Wildlife student collage inspired by Megan Coyle
Wildlife student collage inspired by Megan Coyle

This week I heard from James, a teacher at Newick Primary School in East Sussex, England. His Year 3 class recently did a project about British wildlife, and they made collages inspired by my art. I had so much fun taking a look at their work and thought I’d share a few of the collages. The students did a wonderful job working with texture and solid colors.

Wildlife student collage inspired by Megan Coyle
Wildlife student collage inspired by Megan Coyle

You can see that they incorporated fragments of images from magazine pages, especially for the backgrounds. I think it’s really fun to see the mix of fragments of greenery from nature alongside some solid colors and colorful textures for the foreground.

Wildlife student collage inspired by Megan Coyle

I also loved seeing how the students recreated collages of wildlife like the owl and fox.

Wildlife student collage inspired by Megan Coyle

It’s so exciting to see the collage work of young artists. I hope these students keep at it, since after all, it’s an amazing feeling to see how much your artwork can grow the more you practice it.

Wildlife student collage inspired by Megan Coyle

Animal Collages from The British School in Caracas, Venezuela

Student art inspired by collage artist Megan Coyle
Student art inspired by collage artist Megan Coyle

Earlier today I heard from Becky, a teacher at a school in Caracas, Venezuela, who sent me images of her class’s artwork. Her students studied my art and then made their own animal collages. I’ve actually heard from Becky a few times over the years, and it’s always exciting to see the collages that her students have made each year.

Student art inspired by collage artist Megan Coyle

Some of the students used cut paper, like the one above.

Student art inspired by collage artist Megan Coyle

While other students used torn paper for their compositions.

Student art inspired by collage artist Megan Coyle
Student art inspired by collage artist Megan Coyle

You can also see that they used a variety of textures and solid colors in their works of art. I also like how you can see such a variety of collage styles from this class. I hope they had a wonderful time creating these collages, and that they keep making art – they did a great job!

Student art inspired by collage artist Megan Coyle

Still Life Collages from Wolsingham, England

Coyle Inspired Collage from England
Collage completed by the entire class

Last month I heard from Lisa, a teacher from Wolsingham, England, who sent me images of her class’s artwork. Her Year 4 class was learning about collage. They studied Henri Matisse’s work of “painting with scissors” and my “painting with paper” technique.

Above is a piece that was completed by the entire class, while below are images of some of the student work (their plans and finished pieces).

Coyle Inspired Collage from England by Annabel
By Annabel

I always enjoy hearing from teachers and seeing student collage work. It definitely made my day when I received these images of colorful artwork in my inbox.

Coyle Inspired Collage from England by Emily
By Emily

I really enjoyed seeing how these students incorporated different textures and colors into their work. I was also really impressed with how they layered bits and pieces of paper. I hope they continue to explore collage and work on different compositions in the future.

Coyle Inspired Collage from England by Jonathan
By Jonathan
Coyle Inspired Collage from England by Molly
By Molly
Coyle Inspired Collage from England by Rose
By Rose
Coyle Inspired Collage from England by Sophie
By Sophie
Coyle Inspired Collage from England by William
By William

British School Caracas, Venezuela

The other day I heard from a teacher in Caracas, Venezuela, whose grade 6 class was studying my work and then made their own collages. Here are a few images of their artwork that she sent my way:

I really enjoyed seeing the creative compositions that the students came up with this time.

Two Figurative Collages Available at PawCasso Charity Art Auction

Strolling in the Park is a collage by Megan Coyle
“Strolling in the Park.” Collage on paper. 24″x18″

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 6pm – 10pm
National Airport, Historic Terminal A

I’m excited to announce that I’ve donated my “Strolling in the Park” and “Figure Landscape” collages to an upcoming charity art auction called PawCasso. The event is taking place on November 3rd, and raises money for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. You can find out more about what’s up for auction, as well as get tickets to the event, by visiting their website.

Figure Landscape is a collage by Megan Coyle
“Figure Landscape.” Collage on paper. 24″x18″

Photoshoot with Tim Coburn: Part 2

Portrait of Megan Coyle

Tonight I had another fun photoshoot with photographer Tim Coburn. This time I had an idea where I wanted to be surrounded by or covered in lots of magazine pages.

Portrait of Megan Coyle

Here’s a behind-the-scenes shot of getting a makeup touch up. It was fun having my hair and makeup done professionally.

Portrait of Megan Coyle

Portrait of Megan Coyle

Portrait of Megan Coyle

Portrait of Megan Coyle

Some of my favorite photos involved me throwing magazine pages up in the air. Here’s a shot of the pages pretty much hitting the ground already.

Portrait of Megan Coyle

Here he instructed me to look meditative or serious, but I couldn’t help myself but start cracking up a bit.

Portrait of Megan Coyle

Portrait of Megan Coyle

Portrait of Megan Coyle

A shot of the magazine pages mid-throw.

Portrait of Megan Coyle

And finally, this is probably my favorite somewhat-serious portrait he took.

As an artist, I love making art, but I also enjoy supporting other artists out there, like photographers. Tonight was a fun treat of bringing an idea of mine for a portrait shoot to life.

Hippo’s Day Out Available at Pawcasso Charity Art Auction

Hippo's Day Out by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Hippo’s Day Out.” Collage on paper. 18″x24″
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Saturday, November 4, 2017 6pm – 10pm
National Airport, Historic Terminal A

I’m excited to announce that I’ve donated my “Hippo’s Day Out” collage to an upcoming charity art auction called PawCasso. The event is taking place on November 4th, and raises money for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. You can find out more about what’s up for auction, as well as get tickets to the event, by visiting their website.

Swing by the New Online Store

Smiling Birdy by collage artist Megan Coyle

Smiling Birdy by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Smiling Birdy” Collage on paper. 5″x7″
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You may have noticed that over the past few weeks my website has gone through quite a few changes. I redesigned the overall look and feel, and then started adding a few improvements here and there. One of the big improvements of the new site is the new online store experience. Previously I used Etsy to sell my smaller, original collages. Now you can purchase collages of all sizes directly from my site.

If you swing by the online store, the top section has several icons that link to different products that you can buy directly from me – original art, prints, custom art services, handmade magnets, and also a section that will include artwork that’s on sale.

Writer’s Block

Writer's Block by collage artist Megan Coyle

This is a mixed media collage that I made back in high school – can you tell that I may have been inspired by Picasso at the time? Growing up, I was an aspiring writer. I was constantly scribbling poetry and stories in spiral notebooks, so it was only fitting that I made a work of art inspired by my life as a writer. This piece is made of magazine clippings, oil pastel, pen, and includes an actual broken pencil and balled up piece of paper adhered to the surface.

British School Caracas, Venezuela

Today I received an email from a teacher at the British School Caracas in Venezuela. Her class of 7 year students studied my work and made their own collages.

The teacher was kind enough to send along images of the student artwork. It was a lot of fun seeing what they created – and how each piece has its own style.

There’s no better feeling than hearing that your work has inspired others.

And here’s to hoping that this budding group of artists keeps making art!