Tim Cotterill: Frogman

Born: Leicester
Lives and works: California, USA
“Frogs are fun creatures! I have tried to capture their individual spirit, their fun, and their joy. ”

Tim, also known as Frogman, is the biggest-selling bronze artist in the world thanks to his energetic bronze frogs. His passionate collectors span the globe.


After leaving school at the age of 15, Tim completed a six-year engineering apprenticeship, which sparked his love for metalwork. During the 1970s and 80s, he created metal sculptures of animals, birds and vehicles. In 1990, the Leicester-born artist moved to California, where he built his Venice Beach studio, complete with a frog and koi pond.

His enthusiastic personality and colourful sculptures have captivated a diverse range of collectors, many of whom remark on the frogs’ incredibly lifelike facial expressions.

Tim says: “Frogs are fun creatures! I have tried to capture their individual spirit their fun and their joy. Any artist should encourage emotion – it should grasp you.”


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Inside the world of Tim Cotterill

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From the blog

Frogman's Christmas edition: Sugar Plum

Get in the frogstive spirit with the berry-licious sculpture from Tim Cotterill! 'Sugar Plum' is accompanied by an adorable seasonal edition named 'Mistletoe'.

Customise your Frogman sculpture

We're flying into summer with two fantastic new sculptures from the world's best-selling bronze artist, Tim Cotterill. Along with a customisable frog, we're delighted to present Bentley the adorable owl.

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