Courty was born in the market town of Romford, Essex to a working class family. Since 1987 Courty has dedicated his life to the art of tubular glassblowing and the study of neon lights.
A respected and well known English craftsmen of the 100 year old art of glassblowing neon tube lights, Courty is consistently 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. With his experience, knowledge and technical expertise combined with his own personal creativity Courty produces unique, exclusive, limited edition neon artworks that culminate into a beautifully crafted light art piece that aims to draw you in and explore its many properties.
With almost three decades spent illuminating his beloved city of London and to have worked on international film sets and backdrops for TV and theatre it is likely that your eyes may have met and unknowingly been enlightened with his work before. Courty has also been privileged to have worked with some of the most famous names in the world. He has glassblown and fabricated neon art pieces that now form part of collections of world leaders, stars, the rich & famous as well as having made neon artworks that have been exhibited in some of the most prestigious galleries and art institutions in the UK. Courty is also extremely proud of the fact that only himself and a few other artists in the UK can truly claim to be the creator of his particular medium ‘Neon Art’.
Courty describes his neon artworks as an exploration of light, colour and the written word.
Designed, Drawn, Painted, Glassblown & Fabricated all by hand in London….by Courty
Courty’s body of work consists of NEON ORIGINALS, SCREEN PRINTS & FRAMED PRINTS as shown below
The Life Series
“Some reach such greatness that they never really leave us.
Eternally captured within the media lights to live a kind of electric immortality.
Our beloved heroes,
always there for us
whenever we seek them”.
SENTENCED TO LIVE FOREVER.
Glow in the dark with crystal diamond dust on glass (limited edition 25 + 5 AP’s)
Giclee print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper (limited edition 25 + 5 AP’s)
the VINTAGE collection – Sepia effect print set in a Rusty Iron effect frame
the XXX ILLUMINARTI collection – Kissed with black crystal diamond dust on glass