Born Peronel Burge, she grew up in Launceston, Cornwall. Pery's first main interest was music, she played the piano and violin. During this time period she was also involved with scientific experiments with direction from her father. Burge developed an interest in art during her early teenage years, and was inspired by a book her mother had given her called You Are An Artist by Fred Gettings (1965). In 1972 she attended various schools before she obtained a music and art teaching certificate from Gipsy Hill College, Kingston. She continued her education at the Gipsy Hill College, Kingston to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree. Gipsy Hill College merged with Kingston University in 1992.
In 2006, Pery Burge developed a new brushless art technique, which lead to experimenting with moving substrate. Burge found that ink in water, when using different surface tension, gave a colorful flow and movement, which she calls "Inkplosions".* Once this technique was mastered, Pery began photographing the sequences of the changing flow. Thus creating color variations that could be controlled by the surface tension. She presented her work at the 12th International Symposium for Flow Visualization(ISFV12) Göttingen, Germany, 2006.
2010–2011, Pery started to produce videos of ink in water using her "Inkplosions" techniques.
Through 2012, Pery Burge worked with glass and light, naming this imagery "Lightscapes", using a method to bend light as it travels through glass creating patterns. In December 2012, Pery was diagnosed with cancer and died on 10 February 2013.Wikipedia