Tim Cotterill, FROGMAN, is world famous for his bronze frog collectables. He has an uncontrollable passion for frogs and loves everything about them — their faces, their webbed feet, their springy legs and their antic nature. He incorporates every possible expression, contour, and subtlety of these amphibians into his colorful enameled bronzes....
Tim Cotterill, FROGMAN, is world famous for his bronze frog collectables. He has an uncontrollable passion for frogs and loves everything about them — their faces, their webbed feet, their springy legs and their antic nature. He incorporates every possible expression, contour, and subtlety of these amphibians into his colorful enameled bronzes.
Growing up in Great Britain, he developed a lifelong love of things that go "jump" in the night. Says Tim, "As a little boy, I always loved looking for frogs in the fields of England." Tim Cotterill apprenticed as an engineer intrigued with metalworking and soon became a master of metal sculptures. For the next ten years, he created over a thousand bird and animal sculptures in metal, many of which were sold at Sotheby's. Once he moved to Venice Beach, California, Cotterill discovered frogs as a sculptural form through which he could express his delightful sense of humor. What makes Frogman’s frogs unique is that many bear human traits of different characters - a dancer, swimmer, the prince charming, etc.
These frogs are being snapped up by people all over the world, including many celebrities. Sales of Frogman's bronze frogs, geckos and koi fish sculptures make him the largest selling sculptor (of small bronzes) in the world. Since no two frogs are alike, the process is painstaking. Cotterill begins by forming a pose on a wire frame. "Then I'll get car body filler and start laying it on and sanding it back until it builds and builds." Finally when it's smooth enough, he sends it off to his foundry to be cast in bronze.
His passion is now making this modest Frogman a living. “Guess all that daydreaming during school paid off!” Tim Cotterill's bronze frog sculptures capture the whimsical character, the jewel-like quality, and the pure JOY of these beautiful little creatures. "Through the centuries and throughout the world, FROGS have symbolized many things - Good Luck, Royalty, Fertility, Magic Potions, Energy, Charm, Indiscretion, etc., etc. In today's fast world, life sometimes becomes complicated and stressful. As you can see, my art is not. It's Elegant, Stylish, and Whimsical & Unique and is pure FUN! It makes people SMILE! The more we smile, laugh, and feel happy, the healthier we become. I hope my art brings more happiness and joy into your life."
— Tim Cotterill, The Frogman.
Watch the The Frogman create!
Frogman Tim Cotterill - Turtle Creek Tim Cotterill invites you into his imagination, along a marshy creekside where curious frogs meet a new turtle friend. The graceful, twisting reed and elegant patina create a striking sculpture. Edition Size 750 Dimensions: L21" x W12.25" x H10.25 FREE SHIPPING
Tim Cotterill "Frogman" presents Water Lily, the eighth in the Flower Series. Patiently waiting on a vibrant lily pad, a radiant frog sees a golden opportunity. This sculpture creates an engaging scene with hidden tadpole stowaways and a classic yellow ladybug. Edition Size 2000 Material: Bronze Color/Finish: Gold Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.75 x 5.5 Watch Tim's...
Water Lotus by Tim Cotterill Frogman. Tim Cotterill's flower series continues with the latest Mother's Day release. Exquisite large sculpture. The water lotus is held up by three tadpoles underneath. Edition Size 750 Material: Bronze Dimensions: 14" x 8.5" x 3.5" FREE SHIPPING
Willie Jump by Frogman Tim Cotterill. This large sculpture will make a statement in any home. The pictures show this piece in Green, but you can choose your own patina. 2001 Bronze Limited Edition of 500 Material: Bronze Color/Finish: Your Choice Dimensions: 30 x 20 x 14 FREE SHIPPING
This large sculpture will make a statement in any home. The pictures show this piece in Yellow & Green, but you can choose your own color combination. 500 piece edition Material: Bronze Color/Finish: Your choice Dimensions: 30 x 20 x 14 FREE SHIPPING
Zenith, a celebration of Tim Cotterill's thirty-year anniversary. A lush green curved leaf provides the ideal foundation for an energetic red frog determined to soar to the limit and beyond. Zenith is accompanied by an authenticity certificate designed and hand-signed by Tim Cotterill Edition Size 150 14" L x 7.75" W x 15" H FREE SHIPPING