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Pery Burge

Sadly, Pery died on February 10th 2013, after a short battle with cancer.

Deep winds rising

Her artistic vision was to explore the patterns of nature and the process of change and transformation. Pery enjoyed saying that “Nature is the best artist”, but Nature was, in truth, not always such an easy collaborator — she had to work very hard to find and capture the colours and patterns that you can enjoy in her paintings and photographs shown here and on Flickr.

One of the main motivations for her art was to show to others the beautiful patterns that she’d seen and recorded, and to explore the way the patterns evolve through time. One of her favourite T. S. Eliot quotes was: “For the pattern is new in every moment.”

Pery would want people to continue to find pleasure in the unsurpassed beauty and variety of nature around them, and to continue looking for and enjoying the changing patterns of nature. For her, the viewer’s imaginative response and contribution was an important part of the creative process.

None of us can hope for more than a comparatively brief stay on this amazing planet of ours. I’m grateful that, for a good proportion of my own stay, I was able to share Pery’s life and art with her. I’m hoping that her artistic work will continue to give pleasure to more people in the future.

—Pete, February 20th, 2013


Looking forward to 2013 ….

…. with fresh images from my collection and with new ideas in the pipeline.

Meanwhile, here’s one of my favourites from 2012 .. it’s called ‘Cool Pebble’


‘Cool Pebble’ 

…. also looking forward to next year with my new A4 calendar of images photographed in my studio at home this year, cropped samples of pages below. Each page contains an image approximately A5 landscape in size, as ‘Cool Pebble’ appears above, for instance.  I am selling this unique collection of images for £25 inc. p&p; if you’re interested just contact me.

calendar 2013 cover

Calendar selection


Time passes; light passes through..


‘Watching time pass by’

I’ve just added a new gallery – ‘Time passing, light passing through’ consisting of recent images featuring timelapse and reflection. New shapes appear when time is added; golden balls turn into doughnut shapes or lamp-like objects. Topological changes occur too with reflected objects; exciting distortions are the order of the day.

Below, some images from earlier today featuring new angles of incidence and reflection … enjoy!


‘Cosmic angles of attack 1’


‘Cosmic angles of attack 2’


‘Glass armour galleon’


‘Spark off in the cosmos’