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:

Collie
I haven’t explored collaging different dog breeds all that much, so the other day I figured I’d tackle a Collie
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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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Resources for Artists & Creatives:

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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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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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
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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
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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
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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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