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Skroo Turner – Eyes to the future by Tom Macbeth

Skroo Turner - Eyes to the future

Tom Macbeth

Sitter

Graham “Skroo” Turner

Medium

Oil

Dimensions

120 x 75 cm

Representation
The artist represents themselves
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.

“This portrait also portrays him as visionary and larger than life, gazing off to the future, leaving the ground in his wake.”