Jackie Johnson McBride
CBS’s meteorologist, fashion designer, artist and new mom, Jackie Johnson McBride is the embodiment of a busy modern woman. We sat down with Jackie in her beautiful Malibu home to explore her art collection and learn about her philosophy on acquiring art.
We love your collection. How did you first start acquiring art?
I’ve always loved painting, sketching & photography. I started collecting art after college when I got to travel. I used to buy a piece of local art from everywhere I went…. I felt like I was taking a piece of that place home with me.
What is your favorite work in the collection?
Definitely the Kelsey Shultis. Her work just speaks to me. I was delighted when I found out she was also from Detroit. Tappan is great about allowing art enthusiasts to get to know the artists. It makes the art you bring into your home so much more personal.
What inspires you daily?
Nature. And now, my baby girl Bridgette.
Jackie Johnson McBride says
“I’VE ALWAYS LOVED PAINTING, SKETCHING & PHOTOGRAPHY. I STARTED COLLECTING ART AFTER COLLEGE WHEN I GOT TO TRAVEL.”
Why is collecting emerging art important to you?
I find emerging art to be fresh and exciting. I enjoy supporting new artists. It’s thrilling to watch them from the beginning, and to follow their journey and success. I get to live vicariously through them. There’s a special pride that goes along with it.
To me, emerging art is similar to new music; there’s always the go-to, established classics, but there is a certain intrigue and sensation when hearing a new song. There’s a freshness to it.
And, of course, it’s also a great investment, although I don’t think I could ever part with any of my art collection!
What mood did you want to create in your space?
I wanted to create a natural, laid back, Malibu vibe. I’m very minimalistic, but I love art, so I had to figure out how to have a lot of pieces and not look cluttered. I stuck with a few artists like Marc Gabor and Isaac Zoller.
We’re currently remodeling some parts of our home and I’m coveting a sculpture by Carla Cascales Alimbau, and I must acquire a Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck.