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:

Golden Girl
I’ve always been a bit of a dog person. I grew up with a dog, and I always appreciate getting
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A Snail’s Life
With this piece, I decided to focus more on using texture. There are a few areas where I used solid
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Mandarin Duck
Birds are always a fun subject to tackle since there are so many different species out there. This particular collage
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Resources for Artists & Creatives:

How to Build a Wall of Positivity for Your Creative Self
As a creative, it’s easy for my confidence and self-esteem to take a hit from time to time. I am
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Top 10 Things to do When You’re in a Creative Rut
I was recently in a bit of a creative rut. I was feeling uninspired and noticed that my attitude about
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Interviews & Talks:

Code Artist by Day, Fine Artist by Night
People often think I’m a full-time visual artist, although I’m actually a full-time web developer who makes artwork part-time. I still consider
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The Ongoing Discouragement Factor
I’ve been told that as a kid, I used to draw an abnormal amount. I’d spend hours with coloring books
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Why I am an Artist
“Why are you an artist?” I get asked this question a lot, and every time I hear it, I’m always
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The Adventures of Bosty:

Bosty goes to the Hirshhorn
Since Bosty lives in the Washington, DC area, he decided to stop by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to
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Bosty goes to SFMOMA
While visiting San Francisco, Bosty decided to check out the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He especially wanted to
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Bosty goes to San Francisco (Again!)
Bosty went to San Francisco again so he could escape the humidity on the East Coast. He decided to start his
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