JAY KOKA STUDIO
Kitchener, ON N2P2M3
"Although I'm a lifelong motorhead, my interest in automotive fine art is in the context in which the automobile exists rather than the depiction of the automobile itself. The interplay of the vehicle and its environment and its human operators is to me the most worthwhile pursuit of fine art."
Jay Koka is a recognized name in automotive fine art with clients worldwide. A winner of many prestigious art awards including the Peter Helck Award and multiple Athena's. He has been featured artist and poster artist for a wide range of major international events like the Pebble Beach Concours, Meadow Brook Hall, the Concours at St John's, the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, the Barrett-Jackson Auctions and, especially well-known in Ferrari circles with fifteen posters for the Ferrari Club of America including their 30th and 50th anniversaries. His work has been featured in many international publications, most recently in Porsche Panorama "Speed Lines".
Koka is a 30+ year member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society having served on the Board and as Sec/Treasurer for many years. He is also a member of the European based Artist'Auto group.
No armchair traveller, he has actually visited and experienced the many exotic, worldwide locations featured in his paintings. See the The Art of Travel » section on the website.
With a lifelong interest in boats, especially wooden boats, Koka launched a new Marine Themed Art » section on the Studio website in 2022.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the founding of his studio, a major book titled 30:30 » has been published in 2016 and updated in 2021 with an expanded 2nd Edition.
Original paintings and an online catalog of over one 150 print and poster editions are featured in two extensive websites located at www.jaykokastudio.com » and www.autoartprints.com . An extensive archive website is at www.k20.ca » .
Koka lives with his wife Cathy near Toronto, Canada.