"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..."


Current Koka bio here in pdf »

Well known and internationally respected, Koka offers a unique fusion of realist and impressionist styles... hallmarks of the artist who is never satisfied with the status quo. Much in demand for his poster work, Koka has been poster and featured artist for many international events... some highlights include the Meadow Brook Concours, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance poster artist for 2006 and 2012, for the Ferrari Club of America 10 times to date as well as their 50th Anniversary in 2013, the Barrett-Jackson Auctions, Bloomington Gold Meets, the Louisville Concours, the iconic Daytona 500 and the legendary 24 Hours of Daytona as well as the inaugural St John's Concours for 2011 followed by 2015 and 2019, the inaugural Cobble Beach Concours of 2013 and each year since, and Stan Hywet Concours of 2014.

His work has been extensively reproduced and he has also received numerous awards including The Peter Helck Award, 6 Athena's and the Lincoln Award at Pebble Beach, six Awards of Excellence and The Stanley Wanlass Awards twice at Meadow Brook, Best of Show at Stan Hywet and numerous others for his work at major exhibitions.

Koka is a member of the European based ArtistAuto group as well as the Automotive Fine Arts Society. He is the publisher of autoArtReview.com, an online art magazine. Koka's studio is located near Toronto.

"... Koka shows us not just cars...It’s life with cars, which is in a different dimension than the usual abstract depictions of the automobile."
...read the Porsche Panorama Speed Lines story here
(Courtesy of Porsche Panorama, the official publication of the Porsche Club of America)

review story
"... Jay Koka offers a unique fusion of realist and impressionist styles..."
...read the autoArtReview.com story here

autostrada story
"... Jay Koka ART MEETS PASSION..."
...read the Autostrada Magazine story here

art of travel
"... I confess… I am a travel addict...."
...read the Art of Travel article here


The Studio has published a number of books in different formats:

  • 1994: Jay Koka Studio TEN. Hardcover edition. Marks the Studio's 10th anniversary. (sold out)
  • 2005: eBook distributed on DVD and on the web. Marks the Studio's 20th anniversary. (sold out)
  • 2016: 30:30 (1st edition) Hardcover edition with sleeved limited edition. Marks Studio's 30th anniversary. (sold out)
  • 2021: 30:30 (2nd edition) Hardcover edition with sleeved limited edition. Reprints and expands the 2016 edition.
View 30:30 2nd Edition details »


A lifelong fan of wooden boats, jay Koka has produced a number of works featuring these as well as other interesting boats, often in exotic or well-known locations.The Studio recently added a new section to the site that features these marine themed works.

Marine Themed Art »



The Studio maintains an extensive ARCHIVE WEBSITE that features original paintings and published works stretching back to the launch of the Studio in 1986. An invaluable resource for dating works and editions.

Go to Studio Archive Site »