November 07, 2012

A Photoshopper meets POTUS

This is so great. 24-year-old A. J. Brockman can move only his facial muscles and three fingers of his left hand, yet he just got to give his portrait of the First Family to President Obama:

“He ducked out of the security area and came over to us. He said, ‘Did you do that magnificent painting?’” recalled Brockman, who lives in Palm Beach Gardens.

The president lingered a few minutes, asking about Brockman’s computer painting technique. The president posed for photos and signed Brockman’s copy of the painting: “Thanks for the wonderful portrait…you make us proud! Barack Obama.”

“He told me he hoped it would one day hang in his personal library. He was such a dude,” said Brockman.

Five days later, the “New York Times” ran a half-page photo of a presidential aide carrying Brockman’s painting off Air Force One.

Check out the whole story.

Posted by John Nack at 3:27 PM on November 07, 2012


  • Ben Hansen — 3:46 PM on November 07, 2012

    Man that guy can shop with the best of them!

  • Tom Peterson — 3:30 AM on November 08, 2012

    Thanks for pointing out such an inspirational individual.

  • Phil Scarsbrook — 1:06 PM on November 08, 2012

    Thank you for recognizing a very courageous and talented young man.

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