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:

The Smiling Koala
The other day, I wanted to get started on a new collage. I’ve been thinking that I really need to
Read more.
The Contemporary Unicorn
I’ve always thought rhinos were fascinating animals. They look like aliens in many ways, and for that reason, I thought
Read more.
The Colorful Parrot
Lately I’ve been using more solid colors in my collages, so this time around, I wanted to mix in more
Read more.

view more


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
Read more.
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
Read more.
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
Read more.

view more


Interviews & Talks:

How my Art Portfolio Site Evolved
I studied painting and creative writing when I was in college. As an art major, I had a project to
Read more.
Collages Inspired by the National Zoo
I’ve found a lot of inspiration from the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Over the years, I’ve visited the zoo
Read more.
Collages Inspired by the D.C. Landscape
I grew up in Northern Virginia, so I’ve become pretty familiar with the Washington, D.C. area over the years. And
Read more.

view more


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
Read more.
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
Read more.
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
Read more.

view more