Meike Aton points out the unique features of her new Frits Van Eeden acrylic painting to Tom Kirk of FirstWave Financial in Satellite Beach. Aton purchased the painting off the wall of the wealth management firm, which is participating in the BCA program, Art in Public Places.

Painting sells for undisclosed price off wall of wealth management firm


Meike Aton walked into the FirstWave Financial office in Satellite Beach and bought a Frits Van Eeden acrylic painting right off the wall. Works by the Melbourne-based and internationally known artist often fetch prices in the thousands of dollars. Aton, who is also an artist and a former student of Van Eeden, had been searching for his work. A quick call to the Brevard Cultural Alliance identified the independent wealth management company as one of several Brevard locations hosting Art in Public Places, a program by the BCA. “Migration” by Frits Van Eeden was soon in Aton’s hands. Businesses pay a small fee to take part in the program that stimulates the local economy by promoting art sales without commission. Different artwork from the Art in Public Places program will be installed at FirstWave Financial in early February. For more information about FirstWave Financial, call (321) 773-7773 or visit the company website at



FirstWave Financial President Tom Kirk is a long-time supporter of the arts and the Brevard Cultural Alliance. A former member of the BCA Board of Directors, Kirk’s handsome yellow building at 1300 SR-A1A in Satellite Beach boasts tropical styling and lends itself to the display of artwork.



“This is a program where everybody wins,” said Kirk. “Artists can display their work without charge, the public can browse what’s on our walls and we get to work in a building filled with beautiful art! We’re happy to partner with the Brevard Cultural Alliance for Art in Public Places.”