Welcome on Frans Matthee's website. Frans Matthee started drawing and painting at a very young age. Later, he followed private lessons in Leuven with prof. Minnart. After mastering the art of moulding for years, he became interested in creating figures with woodcarving techniques. He followed courses on woodcarving in Oberammergau, Germany, and at the international Austrian Woodcarving School in Elbigenalp. He did exhibitions in Belgium and abroad. On June 2nd, 2002, he won silver at the international exhibition of the Académie Européenne des Arts. The intention of his work: to make materials come to live. That's why he prefers wood; wood is warm and alive. Assignments are also accepted.