Although Chris Gollon was a consummate draughtsman, he did very few drawings, since he literally lived to paint. He preferred to go straight to canvas to make his imagery. If he completed an image in a fully worked up drawing, he would then lose the interest in painting it. However, occasionally, for example when there was heavy snowfall in the winter of 2010- 2011, and he was unable to get to his studio, he would use Indian ink or charcoal to draw, often making drawings from some of his own paintings. The two brief periods in his career, when he produced several series of drawings, were the above-mentioned winter and the summer of 2016.
This drawing is inspired by the artist looking back at one of his own paintings entitled 'One Too Many' from 1998, a period when as a father of a teenage daughter he worried about her going out at night. The original painting is featured in art historian Tamsin Pickeral's biography of Chris Gollon 'Humanity in Art' (2010), endorsed by Bill Bryson OBE (available from the Gallery Shop).