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:

Slow and Steady
I’m drawn to making animal collages because I love how much variety there is when it comes to animals. They
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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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Resources for Artists & Creatives:

How to Become an Artist
I often hear from art students and other aspiring artists who ask me for tips on how they can become
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7 Ways to Make Time for Your Artwork
Trying to find time to make artwork can be an intimidating task at hand. If you’re like me and have
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10 Exercises to Help you get Inspired with Your Artwork
Inspiration can take work, just like being an artist takes work. As an artist, you need to consistently schedule the
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Interviews & Talks:

Why I Make Collages
I’ve been making art for as long as I can remember. I guess you could say that first I learned
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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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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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