This is a composite image created in Photoshop. It was commissioned as a web banner for It features a horse named Romeo, a paper background and then overlays of Photoshop brushes.

Creating composite images is a passion of mine. The technique used in this image is a collage of filters and brushes and background and masks. Each one of the composite images I create is a labor of love, and I spend a lot of time editing and re-editing.

This image is named “Joy” because that’s the feeling it gives me. I love this horse’s sassy attitude (he’s really a sweet heart and a bit of a comedian) and paired it with the yellow butterflies (yes, you’ll see a lot of butterflies in my work, I’m drawn to them and what they symbolize) and the passionate orange brown colors.