Tom & James Draw

Tom & James Draw is the beautiful collaborative art project between James Gulliver Hancock and his brother Tom, who was born with Down’s Syndrome. Their work is gorgeous—layered, colorful and fascinating. Here’s more:

Their collaboration is unique as they are sharing experiences between the outsider and “insider” art world. James identifies with Toms abstract use of visual coding and Tom builds around James’ skilled and confident mark making. Tom relaxes James’ technical obsessions, and James enables Tom’s concentration and playful markmaking. Together they make worlds of experience, encompassing people around them and their actions, animals, plants, engines, and sometimes hilarious nods to the human experience and perception.

Both of them are interested in obsession, both within mark making and the role obsession plays with perception and life in general.


  1. Russ Morris says:

    Wonderful post, Courtney. Tom and James have changed the way I'll look at art for the rest of my life.
  2. TF says:

    This is absolutely touching. Thanks for sharing.
  3. Meg G. says:

    Amazing. Thanks so much for sharing, Courtney. This brings me much joy.
  4. Sue says:

    Beautiful artwork! My daughter has Down Syndrome so this is precious to me.
  5. Amazing Collaborative Work! « Jessie Sutherland says:

    [...] Syndrome. Their work is gor­geous?—?lay­ered, col­or­ful and fas­ci­nat­ing.” – DesignWorkLife Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this [...]
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