Barcombe Hill is located at the bottom of Northumberland National Park, just south of Hadrian’s Wall. The Iron Age settlement and hillfort are located on the east side of the hill. It is said that the defended camp was damaged by quarries, possibly during the construction of Hadrian’s Wall. From the settlement and trig point, there are views of the Tyne valley to the south and Hadrian’s Wall to the north. I painted this during my final year at university. Standing at the trig point, allowed me to view a storm rolling through the Tyne Valley. This allowed me to create a dark and dramatic painting.