Art Made from Recycled Materials

Megan Coyle is an artist and illustrator who resides in Brooklyn. She takes common, everyday magazines and turns them into works of art.

Coyle has exhibited her artwork at the Ward Museum, i.d.e.a. 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

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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My Piece of the Pie (Lemon Meringue)
Lemon meringue pie is my favorite type of pie, so I just had to make a collage of it. Getting
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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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Resources for Artists & Creatives

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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How to Become an Artist
I often hear from art students and other aspiring artists who ask me for tips on how they can become
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Interviews & Talks with Megan Coyle

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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Piece by Piece: Figurative Collage Artist Talk
The opening for my exhibition yesterday was a lot of fun. Below I’ve posted a bit of information about my
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Q & A: Why Art?
While growing up, if I wasn’t taking art classes at a local gallery, I took an art class at school.
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The Adventures of Bosty

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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Bosty goes to the National Gallery
Bosty wanted to explore one of the museums in the Washington, DC area, so he decided to stop by the
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Bosty Enjoys the Great Outdoors
This past weekend, Bosty decided to explore the outdoors by heading off to Charlotte, North Carolina. He was anxious to escape
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