“Bluegrass Stampede” showcasing local artist Sharon Matisoff

Bluegrass Stampede Fall Equine Show, Brown Hotel, Louisville, Sharon Matisoff

Bluegrass Stampede


Sharon Matisoff is a Frankfort, Kentucky award-winning artist who creates figurative and animal paintings in oil and pastel. Known best for her traditional portraiture, she has recently branched out into equine art where she uses her Impressionist/Realist style to create kinetic works of horses and riders in expressive works of art.

Ms. Matisoff is primarily self-taught but has supplemented her private study with classes at various colleges. In particular, she credits her classes with the late Richard Bunkall at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California for changing her from an enthusiastic amateur to a skilled painter. She has attended workshops with Chinese Master Artist, Shuqiao Zhou, who introduced her to the Russian Realist style that continues to influence her today. She also has taken workshops with John Michael Carter in Louisville, Thomas Coates in Lexington, Kentucky, and Scott Burdick and Daniel Gerharz at the Weekend with the Masters in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Ms. Matisoff has won numerous awards for her work in local, regional, and national competitions. Her paintings can be seen in private collections across the United States. She is a Signature Member of Chicago Pastel Painters, an Artist Member of Oil Painters of America, an honorary member of New Jersey Equine Artists Association, an Associate member of the Institute of Equine Artists, and a member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta.


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Hotel guests will find that our two retail outlets, The Brown Gift Shop and The Gallery at The Brown, provide everything they need for a relaxing stay, as well as the opportunity to find a Kentucky keepsake to treasure. The Brown Gift Shop is your one-stop source for must-have sundries and unique gifts, including picture frames, jewelry, purses, leather gifts, postcards, children’s books and games, and native Kentucky crafts. The shop also features many items tailored to the needs of a wedding party, including exquisite compacts for bridesmaid gifts, Mother of Pearl guest books, silk photo albums and embroidered towels.

The Gallery at The Brown is an exciting new retail gallery showcasing the artwork of many established and emerging Kentucky artists. Whether you’re shopping for a gift or simply want to add to your own collection, this ever-changing art gallery is a wonderful place to explore the artistic style of many of the state’s premier artists.

We also offer shipping and personal shopping services. Tell us the gift you have in mind, and we will have it wrapped and delivered to your room.

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