Chris Guinto And Melineige Beauregard

 

Chris Guinto

Current home base: Key West, Fl.

‘If you ain’t first, you're last.’

This has been the family mantra since granddaddy Guinto invented fire and Chris continues to carry that torch to this day. Evident in his sculptures in which millions have made pilgrimages to witness, words like “Supernatural”, “Divine providence” and “Number one on my bucket list” are often used to describe his sculptures.

In a nutshell, as Chuck Norris once said: “Sculpting? I leave that to Chris Guinto.”

 


 

Mélineige Beauregard

Current home base: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Website: www.sculpturebeauregard.com

Some believe sand sculpting is art, some believe it’s a sport. While others, like Melineige, believe it’s a spiritual experience. “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,” she said. “An artist is one who spiritualizes matter.”

She should know. Art is in her blood. Her father is internationally renowned sculptor Guy Beauregard, and like her father, she too 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 70 individual awards. 

In 2013, she was Grand Champion of the first All Woman World Championship of Sand Sculpting in Florida.  And she was, with Jonathan Bouchand, the 2014 World Cup Champion in the doubles category.  And, in 2016, she was the great Champion of the World Championship of Sand Sculpting in Taiwan. "For me, art is a means of communication, a way to transmit the energy of life, to affirm its vastness and its beauty.”

 

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