Grant Smith paintings

I’ve just been perusing Grant Smith’s paintings on his website (  As the saying goes, I don’t know art but I know what I like.  And I like these.  It helps that a good portion of Smith’s work is devoted to baseball (see his Fine Prints section for a good representation of his work). 

Again, I’m no art critic but even I can appreciate the way that Smith uses symbolism in his paintings.  See his Rube Foster work entitled “We Can Dream” for an example of this.  Smith uses a bit of dark humor in the selection of his titles.  You’ll see what I mean. 

Why the ‘9’ in his domain name?  Smith addresses this on his ‘about’ page:

I made reference to the number 9 originally because of Ted Williams. As I grew older I sensed added meaning in the number, seeing it as the highest number before additional digits are added.

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