I first learned about Tim Cotterill (or Frogman as he’s commonly known) and his bronze frogs, geckos and koi, at Hallmark Gallery in La Jolla, California.
Frogman creates very vibrant, whimsical bronze pieces that catch the eye immediately and captivate the heart without skipping a beat.
Frogman uses a lost wax technique created thousand of years ago by the Egyptians. Each of Frogman’s bronze sculptures vary in size from miniatures to monumental pieces. Each sculpture has a uniquely hand applied patina, it’s own name, it’s own character and distinct facial expressions.
I should know. I’ve got a gecko, a miniture frog, and a medium size frog sculpture appropriately named “Out on a Limb”.
Frogman was recently highlighted in Western Art & Architecture publication, Summer/Fall 2008, edition. Although this publication is North American, Frogman and his bronze sculptures are known world wide.
Frogman, Tim Cotterill, is not only a talented artist, but is also a humanitarian. His love of frogs inspires him to sculpt, but his love of mankind inspires him to make a difference in the world. In 2005, Frogman started a non-profit organization for humanitarian efforts globally. Most recently, Frogman paid for the construction of an essential surgical unit at Bwindi Community Health Care in Southwest Uganda.
Here in La Jolla, and specifically at Hallmark Gallery, we are proud to feature Frogman as one of our permanent artist’s along with the fine art of many talented and well respected artists in the world wide art community.
Come visit us or give me a call if you would like to add these whimsical beautiful creatures to your collection.
Christine Molina is the Art Consultant at Hallmark Galleries La Jolla.