Seasons Series: Winter Coffee

Winter Coffee by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Winter Coffee.” Coated paper on mat board. 7″x5″
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I’m taking a night class in graphic design and for our next class, our assignment is to create four images that reflect the four seasons based on color scheme and/or subject matter. I decided to do coffee and tea for my series. We have to use color packets of coated paper for the project, so I’m in my comfort zone since the project involves collaging, however, I’m not accustomed to using plain paper. This piece is the first one I completed in the series–the cool colors and the steam represent the coldness of winter.

Art in City Hall

Artist from a Distance by collage artist Megan Coyle

November 17, 2008 – June 19, 2009
City Hall; Alexandria, Virginia
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Megan Coyle’s collages, “The Artist from a Distance” and “Benjamin,” were on display in Alexandria, Virginia’s City Hall. Megan Coyle’s, “The Artist from a Distance” was awarded an Honorable Mention.

The exhibit was part of an ongoing bi-annual juried exhibit that City Hall holds every year, featuring the art from members of the Del Ray Artisans, the Art League, and the Torpedo Factory Artists Association. Beth Baldwin, the Art Bank Coordinator of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, was the Juror of the exhibition.

Exhibition Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

250 works were entered, 96 were accepted.

Portrait of a Horse

Portrait of a Horse by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Portrait of a Horse.”
Collage on mat board. 7″x5″
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Here’s a quick collage I did today. I’m going to get started on something else as well, and hopefully I’ll be able to post more this week. Things have been extremely busy for me, so I’ll try my best to work on more artwork.

The Curious Kitten

The Curious Kitten by collage artist Megan Coyle
“The Curious Kitten.”
Collage on mat board. 7″x5″
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Here’s the third mini collage I’ve done. I’m pretty sure that I’m going to enter this one into the miniatures juried exhibition. However, for my second entry, I’m not sure if I should enter the mini portrait or mini portrait of a gorilla–both are collages that I posted below. Any ideas on which one I should choose would be much appreciated.

Up-Close Portrait

Up-Close Portrait by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Up-Close Portrait.”
Collage on mat board. 7″x5″
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Today I heard back about the solo exhibition I applied for–turns out I’ve been selected to have an exhibition. This will be my first solo exhibition and it won’t be until 2010–the month of the exhibition is yet to be determined. So now I know what I’ll be doing in the year 2009–lots of portraiture collaging in order to prepare for this.

Portrait of a Gorilla

Portrait of a Gorilla by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Portrait of a Gorilla.”
Collage on mat board. 5″x7″
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I think it’s funny that the gorilla went from looking like an angry and wild creature to a wizened and contemplative animal. I’ll set this one aside and perhaps work on it more some other day. But for now, it’s finished.

In other news, I’d like to thank Patricia at pve design for doing a post about me. And now I’m off to get started on a 5″x7″ person portrait. We’ll see how this one turns out.

Hope you had a happy Monday!


Louie by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Louie.” Collage on paper. 9″x12″
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The dog collage I did before this one was of a dog that I thought was named Louie. Turns out this is the real Louie, and the last dog was Jonny. Anyway, I finished my last dog portrait in the series of commissioned pieces for one of my clients. Next week I have a meeting at a gallery that might possibly put my work on display.

I’ve been extremely busy with work these days, but now things have cooled down and I will be able to focus more on art making (hopefully). I’ll try to get started on another piece tonight or tomorrow night. I hope everything is going well with everyone!


Jonny by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Jonny.” Collage on paper. 9″x12″

I have one more collage to do in this commission series before I’m finished. In other news, I’m working on last minute work for Art on the Avenue which will be on Saturday. This will be my first time ever doing an outdoor festival. Depending on how much I like it, I may or may not do more in the future.