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

Have a Bite? Donut Mind if I do!
There’s just something sweet about making artwork that has sprinkles. I had fun coming up with the title for this
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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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Resources for Artists & Creatives

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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How to Create a Portfolio
If you want to start exhibiting or selling your artwork, it’s important that you build out a portfolio so people
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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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Interviews & Talks with Megan Coyle

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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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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The Adventures of Bosty

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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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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