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

The Long Haired Doxie
Long haired dachshunds are one of my favorite kind of dogs. This portrait was made as a gift for my
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The Smiling Koala
The other day, I wanted to get started on a new collage. I’ve been thinking that I really need to
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The Contemporary Unicorn
I’ve always thought rhinos were fascinating animals. They look like aliens in many ways, and for that reason, I thought
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Resources for Artists & Creatives

10 Ways to get Inspired
Inspiration is something that can find you at the most unexpected times, but it’s also something that you need to
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How to “Paint with Paper”
I call the collage technique I use, “painting with paper,” because I manipulate magazine strips in such a way that
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How to Develop a Creative Support Network
Criticism and hard work come with the territory of being an artist. And in order to move past all that
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Interviews & Talks with Megan Coyle

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 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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Bosty goes to the Hirshhorn
Since Bosty lives in the Washington, DC area, he decided to stop by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to
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