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Tynemouth coxswain Mark Taylor on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘One day, I’d like to do that’

Episode 80 – An Artist's Impression: Mark Taylor

Tynemouth artist and Coxswain Mark Taylor on his twin inspirations – his late father and the north-east coastline.

For artist and Coxswain Mark Taylor, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. He takes great inspiration from his late father, who was a successful artist and helped save lives at sea on Blyth lifeboat.

Not only did Mark grow up watching his father race down to the lifeboat station, he also enjoyed watching him paint. This ignited Mark’s love for the sea and north-east coastline – both of which went on to have a huge influence on his career.

In this episode, Mark talks about how he continues his father’s legacy through his seascape paintings and work on the Severn class lifeboats, and how he felt after his most memorable rescue.