Frogman Art


Frogman Art has sprung back into production! Tim “Frogman” Cotterill has spent his career as an artist focused on a subject that has brought delight to us all from a very young age: frogs. He is also an exceptional artist of other animals! Cotterill is a master metalworker, specializing in lifelike sculptures with exquisite detail and bright colors, creating works that almost look alive.  All of his pieces are now back in stock and available for purchase.

Photo of artist Frogman with one of his frog sculptures, for sale at Marcus Ashley Gallery.

About Frogman Art

The Story behind Frogman Art! Tim “Frogman”  Cotterill’s bronze sculptures capture the whimsical character, the jewel-like quality, and the pure joy of 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 “Frogman” Cotterill’s original steel, bronze and gold sculptures of birds, frogs and fish 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 as Frogman 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.” 

Frogman art sculptures love friends! Build your collection of frogs to match any area and enjoy them for generations.

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Questions Answered

EV stands for edition varied, pertaining to Frogman’s work this means it is a special edition version we had made for a show. These come in much smaller edition sizes and are usually a different patina from the original variation. They allow for the whimsical nature of Frogman sculptures to come through, in various styles.

Patina is the color the bronze of the Frogman sculpture becomes when it is chemically manipulated to a specific color. Our four largest frogman sculptures can be custom ordered to the patina of your choosing.

The sealant over the bronze Frogman sculpture is not safe for the outdoors, however we do have a  few frogman sculptures that are designed without the sealant, and therefore safe.

He has  been making frogman sculptures for 30 years as of 2020! We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate his 30 years as Frogman with him.

Frogman does have a collection of wall hanging sculptures. They’re super easy to get up on your wall; All you need is a nail! 

See the Frogman art sculptures for yourself at our South Lake Tahoe gallery, during one of our events, or shop your favorite Frogman critters online right here. With our extensive online art services, we’ve made it easy and fun to find new pieces for your collection.


The famous Frogman bronze frogs are so bright and lively that they could almost jump off of your display! These are the quintessential pieces by a master at both bronze metalworking and creating fun, beautiful, jewel-toned frog sculptures.


Curious, bright, and filled with personality, these bird sculptures prove that Frogman can do more than just frogs. Browse the bronze birds collection for art that stares right back at the viewer, seemingly with a mind of its own.


Not only are they eye-catching as a real gecko (without being nearly so sticky), Frogman also evokes the same curiosity and determination as the real reptile in his gorgeously detailed bronze sculptures. Buy these works that stand out while looking shockingly natural.

Conveniently Shop for Unique Art Online

With custom framing, fully insured shipping, online art consultancy, and more, it’s easy to get the full luxury art gallery experience from the comfort of your own home with Marcus Ashley Gallery. Plus, no matter who you are, with our financing and layaway options, it’s possible for anyone to begin their art collection with something truly beautiful.

If you have any questions about the art itself, our brick and mortar gallery, or the process of buying art online, feel free to contact us anytime. It would be our pleasure to help. Or you can just buy art by Frogman or any of our other artists now!