I'm a fantasy fractal artist, that uses open source fractal programs to generate fractal elements which I then combine in an image editor that supports adjustment layers (i.e. Photo Elements) to create complex fantasy scenes and portraits; some of which consist of hundreds of fractals and hundreds of masking layers.
My artwork is abstract in nature even though the results do not look abstract, because so many different fractal are used in creating a piece of art. Some images can be completed in a 12 hour time frame, while others can take several months to complete.
I hop you enjoy my approach to fractal artwork and you can see a video on how I create a piece at my youtube channel here: