Growing up in Raleigh, NC, Charity Grace developed an appreciation for capturing the things and people she loved and saw beauty in. This love of photography was fostered by her parents in High School when they gifted her her first camera, a Canon Rebel, and she was convinced that she was “about to take off.” Naturally, life led in many directions but photography always captured her attention.
Many years, iPhone cameras, and a B.A. in Sustainable Residential Design & Development from Maharishi International University later, Charity Grace found herself visiting Nantucket. Captivated by the history and natural beauty of the island, it became apparent that Nantucket would be “home.” Within a few months, she made the official move to the island and immersed herself into the local community. With a focus on finding ways to organically and authentically bring the community together, it is no wonder the off-season or “potluck” season is Charity Grace’s favorite time on the island. This is a time when most islanders have a little down-time to connect with each other and truly enjoy the serenity of the island, playing music and sharing meals.
When not shooting landscapes, astrophotography, or finding creative ways to slip human, furry, and product subjects into these settings, she can be found playing music, frolicking on a beach with her Frenchie Herschel or gardening in her yard.
Charity Grace Mofsen captures the island of Nantucket in all its glory–In Light and At Night. With a particular affinity for astrophotography, she believes there is always Light, if you have eyes to see it. From fine art landscapes to fun portrait sessions and creative product photography, she finds joy sharing her love of Nantucket with the hope that others will also cherish the island’s natural beauty. Recently featured in Framebridge’s ‘Black Artist Spotlight,’ her work speaks to [wo]man’s connection to the cosmos. Describing her style as meditative, Charity Grace highlights the beauty of the island’s contrasts–the solitude of the off-season and the joy of summer, the colors of the Light and the wisdom of the Night.