Sarah’s old band ‘The Sea Nymphs’ release long lost album 20 years on.

November 08, 2016


The official press release


Comprising of core members, Tim Smith, Sarah Smith ( No w Sarah Jones) and William D Drake, The Sea Nymphs were the elegiac and wondrous foil to their main band Cardiacs’ terrifying bombast. Otherworldly, dream-like and deliriously psychedelic, and dispensing with bludgeoning guitars and drums, The Sea Nymphs swam deep in the reedy waters of the unconscious. Their 1992 self-titled debut set sail where The Incredible String Band, at their most ambitious, and Ralph Vaughn Williams, at his most heavenly, left off.

Haunting, eerie and exploding with unusual colours, the beautiful compositions of preternaturally gifted Smith and Drake made this album indispensable, while charming many who found Cardiacs ‘a bit much’.

The second Sea Nymphs album, On The Dry Land, a fairly open secret among the legion of loyal fans, was largely completed at the same time as the debut and slated for release shortly afterwards but, for unforeseen reasons, never saw the light of day. Apart from three new songs played for a 1998 Peel session, the contents of this album remain largely unheard.

Following Tim Smith’s accident in 2008 and subsequent health issues ever since, no new material has been released since 2007. Smith, however, was able to return to his studio in 2015 to supervise the additional recording and painstaking process necessary to complete this lost masterpiece.

Every bit as audacious, original and mystifying as the debut, On The Dry Land is a testament to the meeting of minds of composers Smith and Drake. The ethereal presence of Sarah Smith seems to wrap everything in a feather-like weightlessness. The end result is nothing short of sublime.

Exclusively available from The Consultant’s Memorabilia Collection

Oh, and the first album on vinyl for the first time.

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Worcestershire Open Studios 26th -29th August

August 20, 2016

Mustard Seed Mandala - original batik on linen

Mustard Seed Mandala

Worcestershire Open Studios 2016 takes place from Friday 26 August to Monday 29 August…

Sarah is part of it so feel free to pop in between 11am and 6pm on any day of the specified dates and check out Sarah’s studio where all the magic happens. You’ll be able to buy prints, cards and original batiks as well as refresh yourselves with tea and cake from the veranda cafe.

But do just feel free to come and have a look and a chat with Sarah. For full details about how to find Sarah’s house follow this link below which takes you to the Worcestershire Open Studios website.

Sarah’s page

The Worcestershire Open studios home page

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Transplant – Exhibition at the Salisbury Arts Centre

June 13, 2016

As advertised on the home page…

Featuring Sarah and Matt Cutts

13247772_1729139830661860_3679048424625316062_oWed, 22 June 2016 to Sat 13 August 2016
Tickets: FREE

Launch: Midsummers Eve, Tuesday 21 June 6 – 8pm

Celebrating the interconnectedness between art forms emerging from the festival scene and the joy of being outdoors in nature, Transplant brings together sculpture, image, music, poetry and living plants.

Forming the heart of the exhibition, Matt Cutts’ wooden sculptures sit in ‘fields’ of wild flowers and trees. Accompanying them are huge batik paintings by Sarah Jones reflecting the beauty of trees.

A soundtrack for the exhibition has been created from new music and field recordings by Sarah Jones & Craig Fortnam




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Also a special musical event night.

Transplant Music Night Featuring:

The North Sea Radio Orchestra

William D. Drake

Redbus Noface

Emily Jones

Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Salisbury Arts Centre

Tickets £18 | £16 concessions (Members: £17 | £15)


Songs, instrumentals, strings, wind, percussion, guitars, organs, beautiful singing! A special night of music to accompany Salisbury Arts Centre’s Transplant exhibition.

North Sea Radio Orchestra perform new material from their soon-to-be released fourth album; they have crafted a unique musical world in which harmony and melody abound!

Joining North Sea Radio Orchestra on the bill is William D Drake. William’s songs remind us that, at least in the field of creative arts, humans are playful, soulful creatures.

This is a standing event

index  Check out the facebook Transplant page here

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Spring Exhibition

March 30, 2015



Hello friends – here’s a current exhibition I’m exhibiting in. It’s a beautiful gallery in a beautiful town in Wales. The picture below is one of my new pen and ink drawings. Hope you can make it xxxx

27th March – 18th May at the Oriel Cric gallery

10:00am -5:00pm (M0n to Sat)

10:00am – 1:30pm (Sun)

Crickhowell Resource and Information centre
Beaufort Street
Powys NP8 1BN

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Phone: 01873 811970
Fax: 01873 810420 



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A very important day in honour of Tim Smith

July 17, 2013

a-day-of-celebration-for-the-benefit-of- tim smith cardiacsI am exhibiting  my work here in honour of  Tim Smith and a percentage of all sales will go to helping him have more fun and comfort. This is an extra special event for  me.

An extravaganza of music, art and film to celebrate legendary cult musician and writer Tim Smith of Cardiacs. Lake of Puppies and Scaramanga 6 perform.
Sarah Cutts (Jones) ex-Cardiacs saxophonist, exhibits her art. Official merchandise will be sold and there will be a rare screening of rehearsal films. All followed by a Cardiacs disco. A must-go for all Cardiacs fans!

Tickets: £16

Date: Saturday 24th August, 2013

Venue: Salisbury Art Centre

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Summer Exhibition at the Fold Cafe

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Mustard Seed Mandala

From now until 22nd of  August a selection of my work is hanging in the Fold Cafe. This is a mixture of work experimenting with theme of mandala’s and my old favourite – flowers in vases. So feel free to pop down and have something nice to eat while looking at the art work.

Upstairs from the cafe is the Batik Gallery which I share with
Marie- Therese King  my batik friend and other half of eekbatik.

The gallery has a  large selection of  framed prints, mounted prints, cards and posters for sale.

The Fold is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm

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Two batik paintings in the RBSA open March 2013

March 25, 2013

IMG_0841The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) has recently accepted two of my pieces into it’s open exhibition for artists which is running until 6th April 2013

This was a great surprise as it was the first time I entered work and competition is quite fierce.

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is an artist-led charity which supports artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through a range of inclusive activities: exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations. The Society owns and runs its own exhibition venue, the RBSA Gallery, located just off St Paul’s Square, near Birmingham’s historic jewellery quarter and a short walk from the city centre.  In 1821, the Birmingham Society of Artists was formed, whose objective was to establish a museum for works of art, provide facilities for students, hold public exhibitions and extend art education in the city of Birmingham. The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists played an important part in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Sir John Everett Millais and Sir Edward Burne-Jones both served as presidents of the RBSA. Other well known presidents were Lord Leighton and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

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Exhibition Worcester Arts Workshop – May 2013

January 24, 2013

IMG_0896I’m currently working on new batik paintings for my upcoming exhibition at the Worcester Arts Workshop. Come and join me for drinkies at the open evening on Friday 3rd May 2013 between 6 pm and 8 pm.

The exhibition will be a mix of older work celebrating flowers and vases and new work which has a strong Buddhist connection and is enjoying total immersion in colour.

See Mandalas Gallery here for a flavour of  what’s at this exhibition.



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