Art and Action Spotlight: Tom Kim

Did you know that local Washington, DC artist Tom Kim designed a Defend the Arctic t-shirt for the LCV Shop? Back in 2017 when we were fighting against legislation to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, Tom saw the need to spread the word and drew these playful polar bears to raise awareness. What’s more: When you get your own Defend the Arctic t-shirt, the money goes to support LCV’s work to defend the Arctic and those living in it.

Tom is an artist, an environmental advocate and a dedicated surfer who finds inspiration from nature to create his art. He is passionate about issues related to climate change and the water crisis, and uses his artwork to invite people into conversation. As he says, “I am soft spoken by nature, but that does not mean my voice cannot be heard.”