Tim Cotterill - Frogman

Tim Cotterill Frogman Bronze Sculptures

Known globally for his stunning bronzes coated in bright, vibrant patinas, Tim Cotterill's bronze sculptures are created using the age-old 'lost wax method.' What begins as an idea in Tim's mind is sketched, designed and moulded into the sculptures we know and love. His eye-catching shimmering patinas are always hand finished, meaning no two sculptures are the same, before being sealed, buffed and signed by Tim Cotterill, ready to join your Frogman collection.

Tim Cotterill is the world's biggest selling bronze sculpture artist. The highly collectable sculptures are usually frogs, which gave Tim Cotterill his nickname as the 'Frogman', but Tim also creates birds, geckos and koi too!

Tim Cotterill Biography

Born in Leicestershire in 1950, Tim would roam the countryside as a young boy in search of birds nests, frogs, newts and toads. His fascination for animals has led him to his new home town, Venice Beach in California where at the Frogman Foundry he creates these special bronze frogs.

Tim Cotterill's bronze frog art began with the artist's fascination for metalworking and machinery. After leaving school at 15, Tim Cotterill completed a six-year electrical engineering apprenticeship before moving onto landscape design and construction, and stonemasonry. In the 1970s Tim Cotterill started designing and building radical wheeled vehicles and using the leftover elements to create welded steel animals and birds.

These earlier pieces became collectible through private commissions, exhibitions, galleries and auction houses, including London's world-renowned Sothebys. Tim Cotterill's bronze collection still features birds today, predominantly owls which he will release every so often, and are always highly sought after.

After a life-changing trip to California in 1972, Tim felt reborn. By 1990, he had moved to Los Angeles permanently, and lived in a rented garage in Venice Beach where he began designing and making his now famous bronze frogs. Over 30 years later, Tim lives in his own 'funky barn cabin compound' structure in bohemian Venice Beach.

The Frogman Foundry, located in Southern California combines cutting edge manufacturing techniques with unparalleled attention to detail. Each bronze sculpture demands many hours of specialized production, each signed and numbered by Tim Cotterill.

Tim Cotterill UK Stockist

At the Artmarket Gallery, we have access to an unrivalled collection of Tim Cotterills bronze frogs, featuring Edition Variations, U.S Show frogs, UK Exclusives and Artist Proofs. Each year, we look forward to the very special Valentines, Christmas and Mother's Day releases too!

We have access to some extremely rare frogs, owls and other bronze sculptures by Tim Cotterill, we can also organise commissioned work too. Talk to our Art Consultants today about finding you the perfect frog addition to your home.

Known globally for his stunning bronzes coated in bright, vibrant patinas, Tim Cotterill's bronze sculptures are created using the age-old 'lost wax method.' What begins as an idea in Tim's mind is sketched, designed and moulded into the sculptures we know and love. His eye-catching shimmering patinas are always hand finished, meaning no two sculptures are the same, before being sealed, buffed and signed by Tim Cotterill, ready to join your Frogman collection.