A king tide is an especially high tide that only occurs a few times a year. This occurs when the Earth, Moon and Sun are aligned, resulting in the largest tidal range seen over the course of a year. These gravitation pulls on the movement of the sea provide the inspiration and structure for this painting. King Tide is now on show at Parker Gallery, in Nelson. To see more of Dean's paintings please go to www.deanbradley.co.nz.