Sharing a love for the outdoors

SeenSend - Buttermere and Crummock Water inspired by @Si_Bailey

Buttermere and Crummock Water inspired by @Si_Bailey

Artist and outdoor enthusiast Joseph Anthony Connor has a unique proposal. Send him a photo of a view that inspires you – and those aren’t hard to find when out walking – and if it inspires him he’ll make a painting of it and send you a high-res digital version completely free.

The Twitter-based community idea all stems from Connor’s desire to encourage people to get outside more, with the added incentive of those who contribute photos receiving a distinctive memento of the landscapes and cityscapes they come across.

‘Go outdoors. Share what you have seen. Be sent what you inspire. Gratis.’ reads Connor’s Twitter page. Outdoor lovers submit photos via their Twitter account, adding #seensend to their tweet, and every Friday thumbnails of the artworks inspired by the best photos are posted on the SeenSend website and on and

Winning photos have included views of Buttermere and Crummock Water in the Lake District, Barmouth Beach in North Wales and the Shard building alongside numerous mighty crags and peaks as well as other urban delights.

To find out more – or to collaborate in the initiative as an artist visit the SeenSend website. And if you’re keen to indulge your passion for walking in other ways why not find out about sharing your favourites places to walk as Ramblers Routes route developer.