Tom Kim is a Washington, DC based artist who earned a bachelor's degree in studio art from Dartmouth College with a focus in oil painting and portraiture. Tom started out working professionally in commercial art, animation, and illustration in New York City. After several years of living in a tiny people box taking himself too seriously, Tom lightened up, and moved to his place of birth, Washington, DC, where he currently resides and still speaks of himself in the third person. Tom is an avid surfer and lover of nature. His work attempts to examine the human condition, and reveal the inner cartoon character trapped deep within us all.