Born in Los Angeles, California, McBride was influenced early by his artist mother who worked in watercolors and porcelain. McBride studied art at the Glassell School of Fine Arts under Robert McCoy and Richard Hickman at the University of Houston. There, he was absorbed in the study of color, sculpture and life drawing, refining his own visual and conceptual vocabulary that emerged through his focus on drawing, painting and poetry.McBride currently works and lives in the Silk-Stocking District of Galveston, and spends much of his time in the Sacramento mountains of New Mexico, where he and his wife Beverly recently built a mountain cabin.
McBride has recently self-published a collection of poems and paintings in a volume titled, Firehouse. In addition, he as been published in Thread of Duty, a collection of Poetry and Prose by Amercian Veterans and Symphonies of the Soul.
McBride paints in oils and pen and ink. He loves the Galveston lifestyle, the music of John Coltrane and plays a little keyboard on the side.