The British sculptor and creator of the world-famous Frogman bronze sculptures, Tim Cotterill, also known as the ‘Frogman’ is making an appearance at his exhibition in Chiswick, West London, this Autumn.
Tim Cotterill captures endearing creatures, primarily frogs, in whimsical poses - a style with roots deep in the countryside of his boyhood England. Born in Leicester in 1950, he left school at the age of fifteen to complete an engineering apprenticeship. Fascinated with metalworking, Tim created sculptures of animals over the years and following his emigration to California in 1990, his first bronze frog was formed in 1991. Having solely devoted himself to his unique sculptures, Tim Cotterill has grown from strength to strength since the beginning of the Frogman journey, and is now the biggest-selling Bronze Sculptor in the world.
A range of admirers and collectors, including David Hasselhoff, Michelle Pfeiffer and Whoopi Goldberg, are increasingly intrigued by the charm of the playful creatures which are enhanced by their bright patinas and individual characteristics. Tim discusses his sculptures as being the result of his “passion and enthusiasm for life, art design, fun, joy and love of nature.”
The exclusive bronze sculptures are made using a lost-wax technique which was invented thousands of years ago by the Egyptians. Each sculpture is finished with a hand-applied chemical patina, whereby a variety of chemicals, colourful pigments and dyes are combined with high temperatures to achieve the myriad of colours, effects and features that are the distinguishing feature of Frogman sculptures.
As he will be hopping across the pond, on Sunday 27th September 2015 from 1pm until 3pm, there is an opportunity to meet Tim Cotterill at Capulet Gallery in Chiswick. Contact the gallery directly to secure your invitation and for further details about the exhibition which will include a diverse array of Bronze Sculptures of frogs in addition to other creatures such as birds, geckos and fish.