Heir-apparent to the great modern masters of photorealist portraiture, Adam Port first burst on the art scene back in 2000 when he was discovered by a New York Knicks photographer and quickly earned a prestigious licensing agreement with the NBA. Today Port reigns as one of the nation’s premier artists, with a clientele that has included other influential entities like the Basketball Hall of Fame and Elvis Presley Enterprises, along with A-list stars like Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony, and Ray Lewis.  In 2012, Port’s monumental painting “Ty Cobb Sliding” sold at auction for just shy of $25,000.

A graduate of Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, Port has perfected his trademark technique of using acrylic paint and colored pencil on board to create breathtakingly life-like portraits. “In the first stage of my artistic process, I use graphite pencils to create the under-drawing,” Port explains. “I then begin to paint over that with acrylics.  Next, I use various colored pencils to further render and pull out the highlights.  So, I start by going from light to dark and eventually dark to light. The last and most rewarding stage comes at the end when I polish up the painting by putting in all the final details.” That an artist can so defy reality by replicating—and even improving upon—actual photographs is a wonder to behold.


Check out videos of Adam

working in the studio

Client List

Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Jazz Cruises, LLC
Official Elvis Presley Tribute Cruise
Govinda Gallery – Washington D.C.
Baby – Cash Money Records CEO/Rapper
Mounted Memories / Field of Dreams, Inc.
Michael Vick – Atlanta Falcons
Ray Lewis – Baltimore Ravens
Ray Lewis Charity Foundation
Justin Tuck – NY Giants
David Tyree – NY Giants
John Salley – Retired NBA Star
Hip Hop Immortals / Sock Bandit Prod.
Jay-Z – 40/40 Club, Manhattan NY

National Basketball Association
NBA Players Association
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Michael Jordan – NBA Hall of Famer
Carmelo Anthony – Denver Nuggets
Allen Iverson – Philadelphia 76ers
David Robinson – NBA Hall of Famer
John Stockton – NBA Hall of Famer
Denver Nuggets Organization
The Best Damn Sports Show Period
Allen Iverson’s CrossOver Foundation, LLC
BDA Sports Management
Jive Records/Violator Management
MTV Network – MTV I Candy

The Ludacris Foundation
Medicus NY
Diabetes Research Institute
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation
James Caan Golf Classic/Impact House
ASZ Charity, Inc.
Maloof Sports & Entertainment
Sacramento Kings
Hamptons Golf Classic
GT Sports Marketing
The Topps Company, Inc.
Righteous Pictures
Ronald McDonald House© New York