deepspaceworks is now permanently closed as of 30th March 2024.
Thank you to everyone who has been involved over the last two decades.
This website remains simply as an archive of some of the things we got up to.

Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

Artist Statement

After presenting the news for China’s state broadcaster, I returned to my home town of Cheltenham with an urge to pick up the paint brush again.  This series of paintings (2012-2013) is the result.

Beijing’s pervasive and unrelenting smog is my theme.

Landscapes are my starting point.

And then the smog takes hold.

Each painting evolves, often re-worked with new layers.

The end is never planned.

They are studies in smog  —  Chinese-style.