Ron’s Compton

Ron exudes elegance in his favourite blue striped jacket, complemented by a blue and gold bow tie and kerchief, symbolising his support for Ukraine. Seated proudly beside his beloved restored Compton organ, Ron reflects on nearly fifty years of accompanying silent movies at the Majestic Theatre in Pomona, S.E. Queensland. Retiring in December 2023, just before his 91st birthday, his legacy endures. Robyn’s portrayal honours Ron as a cherished and generous community contributor, emphasising his extensive involvement with the Pomona Majestic Theatre, Australia’s oldest authentic silent movie house. Ron’s stewardship, spanning from 1974 to 2005, transformed the theatre into a national cinematic and cultural treasure. His nomination for Queensland Senior Australian of the Year 2024 underscores his lifelong dedication and numerous honours.This painting is currently not for sale, and submitted for consideration for the Percival Portrait Prize.