Tim Cotterill’s bronze frog sculptures capture the whimsical character, the jewel-like quality, and the pure joy of these beautiful little creatures. Cotterill, also known as Frogman, was born in England in 1950. Intrigued with metalworking, he left school at the age of fifteen to complete a six year engineering apprenticeship. During this apprenticeship in the 70’s and 80’s, he created radical wheeled vehicles and metal sculptures of animals and birds.
Tim Cotterill’s original steel, bronze and gold bird and animal sculptures are in art collections throughout the world. In 1990, Tim Cotterill immigrated to California and devoted himself solely to the creation of his unique bronze frog sculptures.
Cotterill speaks of his work saying, “Through the centuries and throughout the world, frogs have symbolized many things – Good Luck, Royalty, Fertility, and Energy. In today’s fast world, life sometimes becomes complicated and stressful. My art is not. It’s elegant, stylish, whimsical, and pure fun. As children we were excited to see our first frogs. They made us laugh when they jumped our way! We were curious about the strange way they felt; the odd way they moved and their simple contented look. I used to watch frogs at my pond in England, noting how each one had its own color markings, character and even personality.”