Born Robert Keith Court on November 2nd 1970 in the market town of Romford, Essex, to a working class family. Courty, is his childhood nickname adopted for signature reference to his collection of signed neon artworks. Since 1987 Courty has dedicated his life to the study of neon lights and immersed his mind in creating beautiful works of art with the use of vibrant colours, lighting technology, typography and the written word, predominantly with the use of the iconic light form known as 'Neon'. A respected and well known English craftsmen of the 100 year old art of glassblowing neon tube lights, Courty has reached master neon glass blower level and is forever exploring and pushing the boundaries of hand made neon light use in the world of art & sculpture from his East London based studio.
Not a classically trained artist, Courty has chosen to work from industry ground level and has spent a lifetime working hands on with creative minds from around the world in the art & design arena, turning ideas and visions into 'illumination reality' on a spectacular level. This has earned him the reputation of being 'the man to go to'for high end neon fabrication. Being company owner of commercial illumination specialists 'Signs Of All Kinds' and art world specialists 'Creative Neon', Courty is in a unique position to produce high quality neon art that combines his own personal creativity with his knowledge and technical expertise that culminates in a beautifully crafted light art piece that aims to draw you in and explore its many properties.
Courty with his working class roots also prides himself that his art is available at all levels financially and is collectable and affordable to all lovers of neon art. Courty describes his neon artworks as an exploration of light, colour and the written word.