Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Collage on panel
This is one of the few collages I've done on panel. "Polar Bear" was actually created specifically for a fundraiser art show - "March ARTreach" - which will be up at the Target Gallery from March 3rd - 18th, 2012. I wanted to make something that was somewhat simple and featured an animal. What can I say? I'm in an animal phase.
Anyway, the exhibit features several works of art made on 10"x10" wood panels that the gallery provided. Every work of art on display is for sale for $150 ($100 during the Art Party on March 16th). All proceeds from sales will benefit the Target Gallery's 2012 outreach programming and the March of Dimes.
I'm looking forward to seeing what the other artists did with their 10"x10" panels!
And I hope everyone had a happy Leap Day!
Monday, February 20, 2012
"Fine Dining for Pandas"
Collage on paper
This was inspired by the two giant pandas at the National Zoo. It seems like every time I pay a visit, they're always busy chowing down. I suppose it takes a lot of work to maintain their panda figures.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
After a long day of mingling, I decided pose like the monkey in my "Orange Monkey" collage.
Anyway, thanks to all the folks who were able to make it out to the Manassas talk! It was a fun day!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Because who doesn't love pandas?
Here's the sketch for yet another animal collage. So far I've completed a few new 18"x24" animal collages. I realized that the vast majority of my larger sized collages were just people portraits, and so I've decided to change things up to make sure all my subject matter is covered in all the different sizes I work in.
Anyway, I'm off to do some more late-night art-making!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Collage on paper
Here's the finished collage - I decided to make the background dark to make the meerkats look a little more dramatic or at least stand out more. They turned into quite the characters - perhaps my next children's book should star a meerkat...
And while I'm on the topic of meerkats - I got an early Valentine's Day gift from Ben. He knows that meerkats are one of my favorite animals, so he donated money to the National Zoo to their meerkat exhibit. And by "adopting a species" for me, I received a couple of stuffed animal meerkats as well as a few other treats in the mail:
Anyway, I hope everyone has a lovely week. It's beginning to finally feel like winter around here.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The gallery director was kind enough to send a few pictures of the installed exhibit (I have yet to see it in person!). The space is gorgeous - I love the wood floors and the lighting, and it's wonderful how the artist's name gets printed across the gallery's glass door.
Monday, February 6, 2012
The sketch for my next animal piece - this collage is inspired by yet another trip to the National Zoo. This time I couldn't get over how adorable the meerkats were - they looked like they were cuddling in one big pile of four/five critters.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
So my upcoming solo show is just around the corner! "A Palette of Paper" will be on display at the Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery in Manassas, VA. The art gallery is beautiful - and the art center is in a building that used to be an old candy factory. I can't wait to take pictures of the installed exhibit and share them. There will be around thirty collages that will include portraits, animals, cityscapes, and landscapes.
I'm delivering the work to the gallery in the next couple of days. The show will go up on February 8th and will run until March 22nd. I'm giving an artist talk on February 18th.
Here's the gallery's description of the show:
If you can imagine how scissors plying through everyday magazines can give an outcome of surprising and masterful art, then you might imagine the incredible collages of Megan Coyle. Working in classic art genres, Megan breaks down her images piece by piece, evolving them from bits of magazines into whole new, amazing compositions.