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James Temple - Artist

James Temple

Learn more about James Temple from Kualapuu, HI - United States.

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I've lived in Hawaii since 2002, 1200 feet above sea level, on the small rural island of Moloka'i. It is very quiet here, with only about 7,400 residents. I appreciate the quiet life after spending 35 years as a commercial illustrator, senior art director and design director for major advertising agencies and design studios in Chicago, San Francisco and Palo Alto California.

I've always loved cooking. In 2002 that love led me to a degree in the Culinary Arts just before moving to Hawaii.

Since then I designed and built a house, worked in local restaurants, self-published three cookbooks, and took up photography as a hobby. Now retired, I spend most of my time developing recipes and photographing them, plus researching and writing about Hawaii's culinary history on my food blog at As of Octobert 12th, 2020, I have had 968,786 views from 198 countries. Check it out and see what's cooking in Hawaii, it's a non profit labor of love. I also am the Administrator of 6 groups here on Fine Art America: The Space Between, Epicurean Photography, Hawaiian Photography, Hawaiian Greeting Cards, Tropical Greeting Cards, and Casual Portrait Photography.

Chef James Temple

Bachelor of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1966, awarded with honors.
Master of Fine Arts Degree majoring in illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1967.
Associate of Occupational Studies in Le Cordon Bleu, from the San Francisco Culinary Academy in 2002.

Numerous national advertising awards, including a Clio award for package design.

All photographs and artworks in this portfolio are copyrighted and owned by the artist, James Temple and/or James Temple Photography. Any reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, upload or exploitation of the content, for personal or commercial use, whether in whole or in part, without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved.

James Temple joined Licensing on April 14th, 2007.