An oil painting by artist Serena West of a  woman that s confined in a small space symbolizing that she is imprisoned by allowing others to determine her life.  Hope lights up her face and white dress portraying that she truly is free to make her own choices.
Symbolic Oil painting of a woman in a white dress

"Captive" - Oil Painting on Canvas

Regular price $369.00
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This painting was inspired by my realization that I had lived most of my life fulfilling the expectations of others, and had created my own prison of sorts. 

I finally saw through my limiting beliefs and understood that the prison door had always been open.  I was free to walk away from the expectations of others and create my own boundaries. 

The bright area lighting up her face symbolizes this choice of freedom.  Blue, green, and amber jewel tones scattered over her white dress evoke hope and possibility.  

Enjoy this oil painting as an inspiration to believe in your own voice and strength as a woman.

Details:  24" x 30" Acrylic and Oil on gallery style canvas

Reach out if you would like to commission your own custom painting!


1. I help you decide on a photo and the file size needed for the painting.

2. You will then receive a quote based on the canvas size and details in the painting.

3. A 50% deposit is required to begin. I will send you progress emails where you will be able to request changes, both after the initial sketch, and after the first layer of paint.

4. Once you are happy with the final design, the painting is varnished and dried. I then carefully and beautifully package your work for safe shipping across town or across the globe!


Serena worked closely with us to capture the unique personality of Chayse, Bailey and Rylee. These portraits truly show their individual character and quirkiness and will be forever treasured. Thank you Serena for your amazing skill and talent.
- Sherry and Fiona

"I am just amazed at how realistic the painting is! Thank you so much for making this treasure for my husband."