The Magic of Memories

The Magic of Memories by collage artist Megan Coyle
“The Magic of Memories” Collage on paper. 9″x12″
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This is a commission that I completed for an author who lives in California. She wrote a story about a collage artist in the DC area, and she thought it was only fitting to hire me to make a collage inspired by a description from the book. This piece was inspired by a passage that described a work of art created by the fictional artist – a box of memories with light swirling from it. I definitely had a lot of fun creating this piece, especially since it was a little different from what I normally make.

Always

Coca Cola oil painting by Megan Coyle

This is the first oil painting I ever did, and I made it back in high school. I really enjoyed painting reflections back then, and a couple of years later when I went to school for painting, I created a series of paintings that focused on still life and glass reflections.

Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Feeling Blue.” Mixed media on paper.
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Here’s another collage that I made back in high school. This was during my phase where I was focussing a lot on figurative art and also liked to draw on top of my work with oil pastel. As you can see here, the figure was drawn almost completely in oil pastel. There was actually cut paper underneath all that drawing. It was during this phase when one of my classmates asked me why I always covered up all my hard work by drawing on top of it. It was at that point that I realized I should try to make works completely from paper – and see how I could accomplish adding shadows and highlights just by┬ámanipulating cut pieces of magazine strips.

I Dream on Sunsets with my Head in the Clouds

“I Dream on Sunsets with my Head in the Clouds” is a collage that I completed back in high school. This was back during my phase where I’d draw on top of my collages with oil pastel – which you can see a little bit of here.

This piece is a little more abstract than the other collages I was making at that time. And yet again I find myself getting inspired to make new work as I sift through pieces I’ve made in the past.

The Wise Lizard

The Wise Lizard by collage artist Megan Coyle
“The Wise Lizard” Collage on paper. 5″x7″
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This is the first collage that I’ve actually completed in the New Year. I decided to tackle another animal portrait, and this time focused more on using texture and loose lines.

Lately I’ve become increasingly interested in changing things up with my work. I plan to not only experiment with different collage techniques, but also with different mediums. Stay tuned for more…

Happy as a Corgi

Happy as a Corgi by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Happy as a Corgi” Collage on paper. 5″x7″
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It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to make a new work of art – life has been keeping me busy! Earlier this year I went through a coding bootcamp, and recently I moved to Maryland, so needless to say, life has kept my hands full. However, I finally had a chance to put the finishing touches on this little guy. I definitely plan to start making more collages soon.

The Smiling Corgi

The Smiling Corgi by collage artist Megan Coyle
“The Smiling Corgi” Collage on paper. 5″x7″
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Corgis are my favorite type of dog, and I can’t believe that this is actually my first collage portrait of a corgi. Needless to say, there will be more of these collages in the future!

Sprinkles and Cupcakes Make Everything Better

Sprinkles and Cupcakes Make Everything Better by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Sprinkles and Cupcakes Make Everything Better” Collage on paper. 5″x7″
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I usually like to tackle animal collages, so I decided to change things up a bit and work on another still life piece. It’s been a while since I’ve made a new work of art – sometimes life can get pretty hectic. This year is proving to be a busy one for me, with more traveling and a lot of classes that I’m taking at night. What can I say? I have a lot of interests that keep my days pretty busy.

Anyway, I think I’ll work on cranking out another still life collage next.

Coffee Break

Coffee Break by collage artist Megan Coyle
“Coffee Break” Collage on paper. 5″x7″
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Coffee is definitely a popular subject matter for me. What can I say? Coffee fuels me and inspires me.

I’ve been devoting┬áso much time and energy to animal collages these days, that I decided to take a break and focus a little bit more on other subjects. There may be a few more still life pieces in my future. We shall see…