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!
Daffodil by Tim Cotterill. The Frogman creates a violet frog, gently bending an elegent Daffodil, searching for a hidden ladybug. The eighth release in the flower series. 2000 piece edition Material: Bronze Color/Finish: Violet Dimensions: 13 x 9 x 10 Watch Tim Cotterill's Video
Digger - The 2014 Mother's Day release by Tim Cotterill the Frogman. A determined frog carefully tends to a Daisey in the garden. 10 release in the Flower Series 50 piece Artist Proof edition Material: Bronze Color/Finish: Green Dimensions: 10.5 x 10 x 9.5
Dragonfly by Tim Cotterill Frogman. Dragonfly was released in 1999 and has been sold out for quite a few years. This is the only one we have in stock. I believe it is the nicest one I have seen. The reed has a beautiful curve slightly to the side as it comes around the front. Edition of 2,000 14.5 x 10 x 8
Easy Rider byTim Cotterill couples an unlikely pair in one delightful sculpture. A grassy green frog clings tenaciously on the back of an unsuspecting tortoise, hitching a ride to the pond. The textured, mottled brown shell of the tortoise provides the ideal accommodation for this audacious frog. Hopefully, he is not in a hurry!!! BF229 Easy Rider...
The awareness of Emerald suggests a pose of motherly protection and shelter when paired with the inquisitive little Gem. Nestled together, their dazzling silver-nitrate patinas reflect each other, as the silvery-gold belly of Emerald is displayed on the back of Gem. Can Buy Seperately. Dimensions: 5.5" & 3"