In his work he combines photography with painting (mixed media). He photographs flowers and plants. Among other things, in our own home and garden, in Japan and during the annual Chelsea Flower Show in London. The photos are then printed on canvas or paper.
They serve as a source of inspiration and starting point for a painterly adventure. The images are edited by adding acrylic paint (including pasty and/or transparent), painting away parts of the image and adding new, sometimes abstract elements.
Dirk Keegstra uses this method to create idiosyncratic, layered and atmospheric images: a new reality.