Frogman - Tim Cotterill

About Tim Cotterill "Frogman"

About the Artist

Born in 1950 in Leicester, England, world-renowned bronze sculptor Tim Cotterill, or “Frogman”, has been delighting people all over the world with energetic and whimsical frog sculptures since 1990, when he emigrated to California. Cotterill left school at the age of fifteen to complete a six-year engineering apprenticeship at the urging of his father. Hungry for more, with a passion too intense to be quieted, he gained his Degree of Engineering and left to work in the auto repair business and learned to weld. Cotterill was a natural engineer and budding artist, designing impressive radical wheeled vehicles and bronze sculptures. Cotterill started doing landscaping and stone masonry, which turned into a successful 15-year business. Cotterill became intrigued with metalworking and cleverly used scrap metal from junkyards to create unique and inspired animal sculptures in the 70’s and 80’s. His early work with metal represented childhood renditions of the owls of his childhood. He soon discovered, while passing through a local art show, metal sculptures that would inspire the inception of his very own artistic pursuit.

Cotterill was engrossed in American motorcycle culture and due to the lack of motorcycle parts availability during that time, he created his own, functional motorcycles, with the guided inspiration from American Chopper magazine. His creative genius didn’t stop there.  Born out of his own endearing eccentricity and sense of humor coupled with the nostalgic upbringing in the English countryside, Cotterill reflectively states, “These were some of many wonderful experiences from my childhood that instilled in me a true love of nature.” He recalls memories of chasing frogs and a fascination with their whimsy and personalities and spending time in the countryside and forest with his sister, Angela. Cotterill brags of his intimacy with bird songs and the chorus of the frogs at night. He also credits his nurturing mother and posters of birds by his bed, that are intrinsically interwoven into each of his sculptures. Cotterill is a master sculptor and engineer with a passion for laughter, nature, and adventure.

Frogman Tim Cotterill began sculpting frogs in 1990 and selling them at a Beverly Hills Art show in a 10X10 ft tent. Surprised by the intrigued American crowd, married with the joy that it brought to create these, “Frogman” was birthed and the trajectory of his fame has not waned. Whimsical, delightful, colorful and detailed, Cotterill’s unique bronze frog sculptures are loved by collectors and art show passers-by alike. He describes the reaction to his work as  “uplifting and euphoric” which gave Cotterill a newfound sense of joy and motivation. His studio is in Venice Beach, California where his original steel bronze and gold sculptures come to life. Cotterill’s frogs have a personality all their own- jumping, legs flailing, flying through the air, glossy eyes wild with excitement! It’s no surprise he’s the largest selling sculptor of small bronze in the world. Tim Cotterill’s unique bronze sculptures will make you smile. And that’s exactly what he envisions. "I believe the spirited nature that frogs represent brings fun and joy to people’s lives. And in turn, my life felt enriched by sharing this with others,” recalls Cotterill. His motivation is inspired by a connection to nature, past and present. Together, Cotterill and his mentor and friend John Jagger, created the largest  “puddled” sculpture in the world- an 18-foot ship’s mast and sails in Mission Viejo, using melted bronze rods and creating shapes.

Cotterill captures living boldly in each piece. Each frog will emotionally captivate their owner with charming poses such as “Hug” and “Pond Pals.” Other collections include birds and fish, including recently released “Ferguson” collection and numbered bronzed frog paperweight. Cotterill’s collections can be found in galleries in the US, UK, Canada, and China. His collectible frogs are sleek and detailed, fluid and expressive. Cotterill is transparent about healing through his art- healing from depression, from a sense of imbalance and a loss of love and purpose. Perhaps this is why his sculptures are treasured, collected, and often rare. Each piece tells a story, emanates reflection, redemption and a true sense of joy. And Frogman Tim Cotterill isn’t going anywhere any time soon. His art and inspiration continue to evolve, as enthusiasts, past, present, and future, anxiously await his next release.

 

Aurora

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$225.00

Fat Boy

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$500.00

Juliet

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$460.00

Belle Fleur

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$1,300.00

Ferguson (Silver)

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$3,695.00

Big Blue

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$695.00

Flair

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$510.00

Arrow

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$645.00

Breaks Over

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$1,350.00

Hung Over

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$570.00

Casanova

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$600.00

Cattail

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$785.00

Indigo

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$330.00

Chase

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$225.00

Churchill

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$1,390.00

Ferguson (Green)

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$3,695.00

Clover

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$600.00

Willie Jump (Red)

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$8,250.00

Big Kahuna

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$2,460.00

Cosmos

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$225.00

Daffodil

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$1,300.00

Digger

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$1,275.00

Dinner for Two

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$1,100.00

Easy Rider

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$790.00

Emerald

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$610.00

Enforcer

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$485.00

Ferguson (Brown Wax Patina, Outdoor)

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$3,295.00

Ferguson (Champagne)

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$3,695.00

Calla Lily

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$1,320.00

Ferguson (Firecracker Red)

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$3,695.00

Flipper

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$290.00

Frederick

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$7,310.00

Caruso

Frogman - Tim Cotterill
$1,330.00