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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.

Inspiration

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

Here's a taste of what the sculptor has been up to recently! To make sure you stay up-to-date with all of our artist news, follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Latest events

Frogman | Artist Appearance

This is your chance to meet the man behind the frogs. As the biggest-selling bronze sculpture artist in the world, Tim delights fans with his incredibly lifelike, energetic amphibians. Hop along to our event to chat to him about his techniques and inspirations. 

From the blog

Underneath the mistle-toad

Nothing says Noël like a new sculpture from the Frogman himself, Tim Cotterill. We’ll be hopping around the Christmas tree with the latest addition to the amphibian gang, ‘Spruce’.

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