Tim Cotterill was born in Leicester, England, in 1950, and left school at fifteen to complete a six-year engineering apprenticeship. This metal-directed education provided a sound base for Tim’s subsequent career in the arts.
Intrigued with metalworking, Tim moved into the sculpture of radical wheeled vehicles, later finding his peak interest in the design of animals and birds in the 70’s and 80’s.
Over 1000 original steel, bronze, and gold bird sculptures have been sold worldwide; many through Sotheby’s auction house in London. Tim’s curiosity about the diverse lifestyles in California led to many trips to the USA.
Immigrating to California in 1990, he exhibited and sold his art all across America. These new high-energy surroundings brought out the fun in his art. Tim is now fully focused on Frogs. He developed a love for the frog’s unique, bulgy-eyed beauty. Their faces, their webbed feet, their springy legs and playful nature are all fascinating to him. His bronze sculptures capture the whimsical character, the jewel-like quality, and the pure joy of these little creatures. He incorporates the expression, contour and subtlety of these amphibians into his work, and as in nature, no two will ever look exactly the same. Variations in coloring should be expected and appreciated.