Some believe sand sculpting is an art, some believe it’s a sport and others, like Mélineige, believe it’s a spiritual experience. Mélineige says, “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”. Art is in her blood as her father is internationally renowned sculptor Guy Beauregard. Like her father, Mélineige has also achieved international success. In 2004, the father-daughter duo teamed up to win the World Championship in the doubles category. Since then, she has won more than 70 individual awards. In 2013, she was Grand Champion of the first All Woman World Championship of Sand Sculpting in Florida. In 2014, she and doubles partner Jonathan Bouchand won the World Cup Championship. In 2016, she was the Great Champion at the World Championship of Sand Sculpting in Taiwan.
Mélineige is from Montreal, Quebec