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!
Bugsy! No need to play hide and seek with this ladybug; Bugsy's lunch is as close as his nose! Bugsy is a cute and slightly chubby frog, introducing a brand new luminescent patina. Bugsy will be a fun and fabulous addition to every Frogman collection. Material: Bronze Color/Finish: Green Dimensions: 2.5" x 4" x 3.25" FREE SHIPPING
Buzz by Tim Cotterill Frogman. A dazzling gold frog spies an adventurous honeybee buzzing around a richly textured red flower. Tim Cotterill's Buzz captures flawlessly, nature in motion. Edition Size 1000 Dimensions: 6" x 4.5" x 3" FREE SHIPPING
According to Wikipedia, a wildflower is a flower that grows where it was not intentionally seeded or planted. Randomly linked by a silver chain, variegated gold petals contrast beautifully with a saturated purple frog. California Gold clearly exemplifies this natural phenomenon. Edition Size: 350 13" x 6" x 7.25" FREE SHIPPING
Tim Cotterill, The World Famous Frogman is pleased to announce the 2012 Holiday release.... Cattail. A curious ruby red frog investigates a glistening cattail. Edition Size 2000 pieces Material: Bronze Color/Finish: Red Dimensions: 6.25 x 8.25 x 12.25 FREE SHIPPING
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 FREE SHIPPING