Nam Kim

I am currently practicing acupuncture in Bellevue, Washington. As an acupuncturist, I believe that I should have a well balance of vital energy (Qi or Chi) in order to complete a successful treatment for my patients. I am trying to obtain a well balance of Qi through several kinds of activities such as drawing, flower arrangement, and martial arts as ways of training in my health and life. By drawing horses, I can make a balance of Yin and Yang energy in my vocational and personal life. I think horses give people powerful energy and peaceful mind, and they are quite familiar with us.
In order for you to understand my theory of building and obtaining Qi energy, you must first understand the theory of yin and yang. A concept of Yin energy is related to status such as serenity, peace, and tenderness focusing to inwards, and Yang energy refers to more active and powerful status. Lack of each one of those can cause a trouble, so it is important to make a balance for happier and healthier life.
I choose to draw horses, because I am able to create dynamic expressions through drawing horses and drawing horses helps me to balance my yin and yang through their powerful energy and calmness. To focus on feeling and practicing energy work I use limited mediums like charcoal, graphite pencils, and black (Sumi) ink. I want to share my energy works with you all who love arts and horses.

You can view Nam Kim’s current art in the Parklane Gallery Online Store and  see a retrospective of his works at