Cover Artist: Janet Searfoss

Queen for a Day

Cover Artist: Janet Searfoss

Janet Searfoss is a painter of Batik, the antique-appearing paintings created with hot wax and dyes that often resemble glass in fabric form. Janet combines the ancient craft of batik with the art of painting. Her technique is often a radical departure from the traditional Batik, creating her distinctive style. Her Batiks are labor intensive, often taking more than 100 hours to complete.

Janet studied at Michigan State University and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. After teaching art in the Detroit area for eight years, she began showing and selling her art throughout the country at shows and galleries and now lives in Greenville, South Carolina. The artist was recently awarded second place at the prestigious Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival in Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, one of many awards she has received for her work.

The Batik Queen for a Day is to remind women that we are all Queens in our own special way. The Swan has a crown made visible below the Queen’s hair. She is making the Swan her regal companion. The wicker chair is her throne. The chair, the Queen and the Swan all seem to be connected and the Queen has on her holiday attire to greet her admirers.

Janet’s art can be seen locally at One of a Kind Gallery at 74 North Market Street in Charleston, or visit her online at

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  1. I love this batik ! Would like to see more of your work, don’t often see quality figurative batik.

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