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

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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How to Give an Artist Talk
It’s important for artists to know how to talk about their artwork so they can promote it to the public.
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Why Do Artists Create Self Portraits?
A self portrait is a representation of an artist created by that artist. Self portraits have been made in every
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Interviews & Talks with Megan Coyle

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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Why I am an Artist
“Why are you an artist?” I get asked this question a lot, and every time I hear it, I’m always
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The Adventures of Bosty

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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Bosty goes to Quebec City
Bosty wanted to visit Canada the other day, so he could check out Quebec City. He spent the first couple
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Bosty goes to Grounds for Sculpture
Bosty decided to take a break from the Washington, DC area, and headed up to Hamilton, New Jersey to check
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