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 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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The Colorful Parrot
Lately I’ve been using more solid colors in my collages, so this time around, I wanted to mix in more
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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

Q & A: Outside of Collage
What’s your favorite color? Blue. You can probably tell when you take a look at my artwork. Blue shows up
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Q & A: What Motivates You?
People who know me often comment on my work ethic. How do I manage to work on my artwork just
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Q & A: Collage Art
Tell me about your collage technique. Each collage starts out as a sketch. This helps me get an idea of
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The Adventures of Bosty

Bosty goes to SFMOMA
While visiting San Francisco, Bosty decided to check out the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He especially wanted to
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Bosty goes to San Francisco (Again!)
Bosty went to San Francisco again so he could escape the humidity on the East Coast. He decided to start his
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