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

A Piece of Cake
I had a lot of fun working on this collage, and I’ve been getting a lot of joy from working
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You’re Pretty Sweet
If you’ve followed my blog, you’ve probably noticed that the vast majority of my work focuses on wildlife. I’ve always
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Donut Worry
Over the past few months, I’ve made animal collage after animal collage. Animals have always been a favorite subject of
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Resources for Artists & Creatives

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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Pretty as a Peacock by collage artist Megan Coyle
How to Make a Paper Collage
Collage is a medium that involves layers – usually layers of paper, magazine cutouts, or photographs – although there are
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How to Handle Criticism as an Artist
If you’re an artist or an aspiring artist, you’ll eventually find yourself getting faced with criticism. Some of the criticism
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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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