Mossy Frog Art Print


Mossy Frog Art Print by NZ Artist Penny Royal.

High quality unframed laser print on Crane Lettra Pearl White 300gsm Rag stock.


Mossy Frog Art Print

Hand drawn, digitally coloured and digital art print of NZ Native Frog by NZ Artist Penny Royal.

High quality unframed laser print on Crane Lettra Pearl White 300gsm Rag stock.

Click here to see a video of Penny hand drawing this design.

Prints are available in A4 and A3, please get in touch if you would like a different size.

Please note, prints are made to order and will be ready for dispatch within 7 days.

All prints are printed at my local printer based in Richmond, NZ. Then hand signed and packaged by me in Stoke, NZ.

Art prints are sent in a cellophane sleeve and shipped flat.

I also have this design available on wallpaper, fabric and homewares here

Mossy Frog Art Print

Mossy Frog Art Print by Penny Royal Design

I have wholesale options for these if you are a retailer. So please get in touch via my contact page, I would love to work with you!

Note on Shipping:

Did you know that I only charge a flat rate for shipping for greeting cards, art prints and calendars regardless of how many you purchase?

You just pay for the biggest item in your cart and then you can add alllll the other cards, prints and calendars for no extra shipping!! I also don’t charge extra for Rural delivery (I got you country folk, I was raised in the wop wops 😊)

So, say you buy an A4 art print – within NZ shipping is $7.50 (this is what I get charged, no markup from me). Then you add a calendar, wait 2 calendars for both your sisters-in-law. Then 8 greeting cards and 3 more A4 art prints… you will still only pay $7.50 shipping.

I also have a free pickup option for my local peeps. Just select ‘Free Local Pickup’ from the shipping options in checkout and you won’t pay a thing for shipping. And let’s be honest, I usually hand deliver them if I am going past!

International folks

The shipping from NZ is really expensive for us (the downside of living on a beautiful island in the middle of nowhere). But same deal, you only pay one flat rate for the largest item. So, same price for 1 art print as it is for 10… or more! (I mean if you want to order 1500 art prints, I will be so frikken grateful for the order I am happy to shout you the extra shipping, even if you live in Antarctica!).

Packaging my items as beautifully and safely as I possibly can is one of my favorite things. I try to use as much recycled packaging as I can. However, I am not perfect, and am totally open to suggestions! I have an awesome record of items arriving perfectly. People always comment how beautiful their package was to open.

I even had an A3 print that went all the way to Italy and back (delivery address issue at the Italian end) and while the packaging was a little tatty, the art print inside was still perfect!!

Shipping Charges Discrepancy

Occasionally I have had an issue on third party sites overcharging the shipping. But I have worked out how to refund part of the shipping, so I just put that back through to the customer – even if it is only $2.80, I got you.

The other items on my website are not items I keep in stock in my office studio in Stoke, Nelson, NZ. They are printed on demand and shipped by my awesome collaboration partners from all over the world. I love print on demand, it means I can offer a huge range of high quality items with no wastage. Nothing is created until you order it, and then it is printed just for you. So the shipping rates are set by them and not something I have any control over.


Mossy Frog Art Print

The Maud Island frog, one of 4 last surviving endemic New Zealand frogs left of the ancient family of Leiopelma. It’s also the biggest of the surviving New Zealand frogs.

These tiny dark brown frogs growing up to 50mm, are nocturnal and are rarely seen in the day being sheltered under large rocks, crevices or within boulder piles. They are most active during warm humid nights and not as much on full moons. As ambush predators, they like to sit and wait till insects come their way to catch them with their mouths. With no vocal sacs, the Maud Island frog doesn’t croak but at most will very rarely make a squeak sound when threatened.

Despite not having ear drums and a tail, the frog still has the set of muscles used for tail-wagging. Without a voice or a tail to attract mates, these frogs send out chemical signals to each other. With a average life span of 33 years they rarely travel, their lifetime range around 30 squared meters.

Having adapted to life without mammals, when faced with threats they ‘freeze’ and rely on their appearance to avoid predators. This put them at a huge risk to mammalian predators and with disease such as Zoospores and Chytrid which lead to their once ambundant numbers throughout New Zealand to being rediscovered in the 1940s surviving only on Maud Island, a mammal free island. Despite having a population of 40,000 (2013) on the island, there are risks relying on a single population incase of a natural disaster or a disease to could easily wipe out the population.

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A4 (210x297mm), A3 (297x420mm)


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