about mary kelly clary


Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia an avid photographer, Mary Kelly Stribling Clary's respect for color and composition grew during her time at The Lovett School, where she began to hone in on her love of the arts. Her exploration continued as she went on to pursue higher education at the College of Charleston. Surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of the South Carolina lowcountry, she studied Arts Management and Studio Art, fine-tuning her vision for a nature-inspired jewelry line.  

In the spring of 2008, Mary Kelly returned home to Atlanta. She busied herself filling wholesale and retail orders for her boutique jewelry design company, Give A Penny Designs. She hosted trunk shows all over the Southeast, winning the hearts of fashion blogs and lauded publications like Garden & Gun and Atlanta magazine. 

Today, she juggles the demands of being a full-time Mom and photographer, happily nestled in her Atlanta home with her husband, three children and two dogs. Her heart invested in the creative process of shooting and processing film, and developing silver gelatin prints in the darkroom.  Her work is available for sale online and in select galleries.