Skroo Turner - Eyes to the future
About the artwork and sitter
Graham “Skroo” Turner is founder and CEO of Flight Centre. Starting out as a veterinary surgeon he soon turned to the travel industry in the early 70’s with Top Deck Travel which he still looks back on fondly. “He is a pragmatic, down-to-earth, quiet natured gentleman.”
This portrait also portrays him as visionary and larger than life, gazing off to the future, leaving the ground in his wake.
“Turner has recently been outspoken in calling for the opening up of the state, and Skroo and his wife Judith are looking toward a brighter future beyond the current COVID pandemic.”
About the artist
Tom Macbeth is an award winning Brisbane based photorealistic artist. He has been selected for the Archibald, Kennedy, Black Swan and Brisbane Portrait prizes and enjoyed sittings with HR Crown Princess Mary, Greg Norman, Sir Leo Hielscher, Jessica Watson and many others.