James Temple







James Temple

James Temple

Kualapuu, HI


First of all, thanks for looking at my creations here on Fine Art America. I live in Hawaii, 1200 feet above sea level, on the small rural island of Moloka'i. It is very quiet here, with only about 7500 residents, sort of like living in a small town in the middle of the Pacific ocean. I appreciate the quiet life after spending 35 years in the advertising/design business in Chicago and San Francisco. I spent most of that time working as an art director on major food accounts, probably because I have always loved cooking. Eventually that love led me to a degree in the Culinary Arts, graduating with an Associate of Occupational Studies in Le Cordon Bleu, from the San Francisco Culinary Academy in 2002.

Since then I designed and built a house on Moloka'i, worked in restaurants, self-published three cookbooks, and took up photography. Lately I spend most of my time developing recipes and photographing them, plus researching and writing about Hawaii's culinary history on my food blog:


I invite you to visit my blog even if you are not interested in tropical cooking. It's a non-profit labor of love, full of hundreds of tasty recipes.

Aloha, and thanks again,
Chef James Temple.


Food Art

Hawaii Greeting Cards

Flowers of Molokai

Digital Watercolor

The Orchid Room

Designer Series

Island Images

Abstracts From Nature

Minds Eye

The People of Paradise

Tropical Impressions

Casual Portraits

Between Fact And Fiction



Photo Restoration

Golf Molokai

Hawaiian Quilt Design

My Cookbooks