As a kid, Adam port used to sketch his favorite athletes. Two decades later, he still does- except now he gets paid for it. Discovered by an NBA exec. the photorealist painter (adamport.com) is now a mainstay in sports circles. His most recent gig was painting 50 NFL Hall of Famers for a gathering last month, but presenting Michael Jordan with a commissioned portrait at his HOF induction remains a highlight of Port’s career- even if the moment was brief:”I shook hands with him, said I was pleased to meet him. Then I was escorted away by security. I guess it was a long weekend for him.”
Click on image for full view.