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's 2018 Valentine's Sculpture features subject matter straight from the Tim Cotterill Aviary. Two colorful lovebirds perch atop a silver nitrate reed clearly enamored with each another. Lovebirds, often considered the inspiration for Valentine's Day, provide the ideal expression for this annual holiday release. Edition Size 200 19" L x 10" W x...
Napoleon by the Frogman Tim Cotterill A studious and quite observant owl perches firmly atop a classically-inspired obelisk. Napoleon, Tim Cotterill's newest addition to his parliament, sports a speckled bronze patina, seamlessly transitioning to burnished rust tones 350 piece edition 4" L x 4" W x 22.5" H (Owl dimensions 4"L x 3.5"W x 7"H) FREE SHIPPING
Shakespeare by Tim Cotterill Frogman is a large beautiful sculpture. Tim's owls are highly sought after. Shakespeare is available with the light face as shown here, or with a dark face. Shakespeare with Dark Face 200 piece edition 16.5 x 11.5 x 8 FREE SHIPPING
SHACKLETON, a barn owl, by Tim Cotterill, Frogman. In an effort to stylize the sculpture and accentuate the barn owl’s traits, Tim intentionally exaggerates the size of the feet and the talons. The beauty, the character, and the personality of this fine example of its species, comes through loud and clear! BF260 Shackleton Edition Size: 150 6.25" x 6" x...
A resolute kingfisher perches tenaciously on a random limb, unflinching in its goal to strike when the moment presents itself. The classic Cotterill ladybug shelters in place, patiently awaiting an opportunity to escape. BF256 The Diver - Blue Edition Size: 350 11" x 11" x 13.75"] FREE SHIPPING
A resolute kingfisher perches tenaciously on a random limb, unflinching in its goal to strike when the moment presents itself. The classic Cotterill ladybug shelters in place, patiently awaiting an opportunity to escape. BF256 The Diver - Green Edition Size: 350 11" x 11" x 13.75" FREE SHIPPING
Tim Cotterill's Wallis. Heavily patterned earth tones transition from the back of its slender form to a marbled, milky patina. Searching for a target, Wallis gazes keenly at its surroundings, clearly embodying characteristics of the typical barn owl. BF243 Wallis Edition Size 500 5.5" L x 5.5" W x 9.5" H FREE SHIPPING
A snowy white owl, accented with a marbled amber patina, perches expectantly on a silvery gray antler. Tim Cotterill’s iconic red ladybugs join the tableau, as an impish nitrate ruby-toned frog nestles snugly under the antler. Wilbur, named for the illustrious pioneer of flight, is a brilliant addition to the Cotterill parliament. BF269 Wilbur Edition...
'Blue Bayou' is posed above a reed, leaping towards a ladybug just out of reach. The deep, watery blue patina on the body transitions to a darker blue variation on the legs creating lifelike dimension to the sculpture. Upon a wall, one imagines this frog among low-hanging Spanish moss above the water. Edition Size: 2,000 Dimensions: 8.5" x 17" x 4" FREE...
The iconic photo of construction workers taking their break provides the inspiration for Tim Cotterill's newest work, "Break's Over." A bold, signature green frog balances precariously on a steel girder as he ventures back to work. Edition size 150 12"L x 9"W x 15.75"H FREE SHIPPING