In his youth Gunter Burr got to first know art through his father who was an locksmith. He was also supported by Prof. Buchel in Wurzburg who instructed him in painting and drawing. By 1964 he was being instructed by the painter Dieter Lukas-Larsen in Dusseldorf. At that time he concentrated on the classic oil- and watercolour painting. Nevertheless, he experimented with large area painting and cooperated with galleries and art shops.
From 1969 onwards he had his own studio in Karlstadt am Main. The themes in painting are mainly Frankish landscapes. In his paintings he manages to obtain the romanticism of the Frankish landscapes and villages although he mainly uses impressionistic characteristics.
Since 1980 the painter has lived in Franken. His works show a big variety in the use of different painting techniques and ways of expression. They range from conservative oil painting, over abstractly designed themes and smooth watercolour paintings, to airbrushed collages.
Over the last years he has developed more and more abstractions which inhere an eruptive character. They are often associated with profoundness, nativeness and eternity. The painter’s opinion is that paintings should always be positive attendants in human environment, no matter how emotional they are. Irritating provocations are not intended by the artist and do not refer to his style.