Meet the artist - Lee McConnell


Introducing o
ur latest Broken Bones collection, in collaboration with the legendary Lee McConnell - one of Australia’s greatest skate and surf artists (and former creative lead at Mambo!). McConnell's tight work taps into the zeitgeist with an unmistakable psychedelic mash-up of nature and new tech, rock ’n’ roll and free love. Read more in our blog below!
Check out all his latest works at www.leemcconnell.com.au  and follow Lee McConnell on Instagram @leemcconnell.
 
Shop our latest Broken Bones collection at kipandco.com.au. Available in organic bedding, and kids apparel, this range is ready to rock and roll!

1. Hi Lee! Let’s start with the feels. How does it make you feel when you’re drawing?
 
I guess it can be relaxing at times when I get the in zone. Almost meditative. But other times I can’t wait to not be drawing
 
2. You’ve got an enviable resume, what’s your career highlight so far?
 
Thank you. Umm off the top of my head the first things I really felt super proud and had a rush of excitement were when I got a job at Mambo as an in house graphic artist when I was about 22 I think. I was so stoked to be working in amongst artist I grew up admiring. I got to exhibit at the NGV with Mambo too which was really special. Also getting a ARIA nomination for best cover art in 2017 for a Dune Rats album was up there too.
 
3. Your artwork is this beautiful mash up of psychedelic mash-up of nature and new tech, rock n roll and free love. What inspires your signature style?
 
Good ideas, artists I admire, my surroundings, nature, dreams, colour, cartoons and books I grew up watching and reading.. there’s a few for you.
 
4. If you weren’t making art, what would you be doing right now?
 
Enjoying life

5. Who is the first person you want to get on a plane and visit once all these restrictions are over? And what’s on your wish list for 2022?
 
Ahh gee that’s a hard a one. I’ve kinda been lucky enough to see a lot of close friends and family during this time but I’d say there’s lots mates in Sydney I wouldn’t mind having a lol with..
 
6. Last one! What’s your favourite piece in the Kip&Co range?
 
I like it all! It’s fun. Hard to pick one particular piece