Hippo’s Day Out Available at Pawcasso Charity Art Auction

Hippo's Day Out by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Hippo’s Day Out.” Collage on paper. 18″x24″
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Saturday, November 4, 2017 6pm – 10pm
National Airport, Historic Terminal A

I’m excited to announce that I’ve donated my “Hippo’s Day Out” collage to an upcoming charity art auction called PawCasso. The event is taking place on November 4th, and raises money for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. You can find out more about what’s up for auction, as well as get tickets to the event, by visiting their website.

Swing by the New Online Store

Smiling Birdy by collage artist Megan Coyle
Smiling Birdy by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Smiling Birdy” Collage on paper. 5″x7″
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You may have noticed that over the past few weeks my website has gone through quite a few changes. I redesigned the overall look and feel, and then started adding a few improvements here and there. One of the big improvements of the new site is the new online store experience. Previously I used Etsy to sell my smaller, original collages. Now you can purchase collages of all sizes directly from my site.

If you swing by the online store, the top section has several icons that link to different products that you can buy directly from me – original art, prints, custom art services, handmade magnets, and also a section that will include artwork that’s on sale.

Writer’s Block

Writer's Block by collage artist Megan Coyle

This is a mixed media collage that I made back in high school – can you tell that I may have been inspired by Picasso at the time? Growing up, I was an aspiring writer. I was constantly scribbling poetry and stories in spiral notebooks, so it was only fitting that I made a work of art inspired by my life as a writer. This piece is made of magazine clippings, oil pastel, pen, and includes an actual broken pencil and balled up piece of paper adhered to the surface.

British School Caracas, Venezuela

Today I received an email from a teacher at the British School Caracas in Venezuela. Her class of 7 year students studied my work and made their own collages.

The teacher was kind enough to send along images of the student artwork. It was a lot of fun seeing what they created – and how each piece has its own style.

There’s no better feeling than hearing that your work has inspired others.

And here’s to hoping that this budding group of artists keeps making art!

Dachshund Available at Pawcasso Charity Art Auction

Dachshund by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Dachshund.” Collage on paper. 12″x16″
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I’m pleased to announce that I’ve donated this “Dachshund” collage for an upcoming charity art auction event called Pawcasso. The event will take place on November 5th, and will raise money for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. You can find out more about what’s up for auction, as well as getting tickets to the event, by visiting their website.

“The Write Art” Series

The Write Art Series by Megan Coyle

If you’re someone who has been following my work for years, you’re probably wondering why you started seeing photographs of handwritten cards popping up on all my social media channels. What gives with these images?

Well, this artist is exploring something from her past. I studied creative writing alongside painting back in college, and I haven’t really done much writing since graduating, although recently I started writing a novel and have completed a handful of poems here and there. And that’s what sparked this series, The Write Art.

I started jotting down random thoughts that popped into my head throughout the day, and thought it would be fun to merge my previous life as a writer with my current work as an artist. The plan is to write down my thoughts on art, life, or something related to my sometimes absurd sense of humor, and then photograph my hand holding a handwritten card up in front of different backgrounds. It’s sort of like producing a collage in a different way, where I’m overlapping a handwritten card in front of different environments.

So far this new series has helped revamp my creativity, and I’m looking forward to continuing to share snippets of my thoughts on art, pop culture, and life in general. I’ve been making “painting with paper” collages since I was about sixteen, and every now and then it’s nice to change things up a bit. This new project is allowing me to do just that.

Here are a few images from this new series:

whatever-ill-art-it

art-is-the-answer

superhuman-beings

artist-now-them-apples

home-is-where-the-art-is

You can follow the series as I post new images on my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

Workshop at the Postal Museum

Pretty as a Peacock by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Pretty as a Peacock” Collage on paper. 5″x7″
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I’m excited to announce that I will be hosting a workshop at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum on January 14th – Wild for Collage; A night with the National Zoo and Megan Coyle.

The event will begin with a talk on the issue of Wildlife Trafficking by volunteers from the National Zoo. Then I’ll give a presentation on the collage process while running a workshop where attendees can make their own animal collages. I’m very excited that the Smithsonian has given me this opportunity, and I’m looking forward to it. Hope to see you there!

British School Caracas, Venezuela

Every year around this time of year, I start to hear from students from a class in Venezuela. A teacher at the British School Caracas there teaches a unit on my work, and it’s always wonderful to hear from her students. It’s even better when I get a chance to see their painting with paper collages.

Earlier this week I heard from one of the British School Caracas students, Maia Troconis, who sent along a few images of her work. As always, I’m impressed by what the students come up with on their own. It’s always fantastic to see the work of growing artists.

Collage inspired by Megan Coyle
“A Day in Paris, Virginia” by Maia Troconis
Collage inspired by Megan Coyle
“Lucy goes to the Beach” by Maia Troconis
Collage inspired by Megan Coyle
“Shimmers of Gold in my Garden” by Maia Troconis