Mélineige Beauregard – Montreal, Canada

Hampton Beach 2020 Reigning Champion is no stranger to sand or winning. You could say it is in her blood coming from a family of artists and being a very spiritual person. “When my hands touch the material, when my heart opens to give life, when my head is illuminated by light, I become the co-creator of the universe. An artist is one who spiritualizes matter.” Her father is internationally renowned sculptor Guy Beauregard, and like her father, she has achieved international success. In fact, in 2004 the father-daughter duo teamed to win the World Championship in the doubles category. Since then she has won more than 30 individual awards. In 2013 she was Grand Champion of the first All Woman World Championship of Sand Sculpting in Florida and the World Cup Champion 2014 in the doubles category. “For me, art is a means of communication, a way to transmit the energy of life, to affirm its vastness and its beauty.” Other materials: snow and ice, since 1998. www.sculpturebeauregard.com