Frogman

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. But he can also do exceptional work with other animals! He’s a master metalworker who specializes in lifelike sculptures with exquisite detail and bright colors, creating works that almost look alive.

About Frogman

Tim 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 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 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.” 

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.

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

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

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

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

See the 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.

Frogs

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.

Birds

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.

Koi

These fish seem to be taken straight from the pond at your local park. Vibrant colors and a gorgeous luster ensure that they draw the eye while still adhering to the balance that koi themselves are so famous for.

Geckos

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.

Special Editions

Life is complicated, but Tim Cotterill’s Frogman work is not. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have lifelike detail, style, and fun, though! Buy special edition Frogman bronze frogs for unique, exciting pieces in a wide array of sizes.

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!