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Block print by artist Caren Loebel-Fried


Caren Loebel-Fried is an artist and author from Volcano, Hawai`i, who learned the ancient art of block printing from her mother. Conservation and the natural world are her inspiration and the foundation of her work. Caren researches and explores storied places of Hawai’i, and studies native species and their habitats. She creates award-winning books for children through adults, and art for conservation organizations, government agencies, and Hawaiian Cultural organizations, providing educational materials about wildlife and conservation, and cultural connections.

Caren has always been obsessed with birds, and finds that they make excellent conservation ambassadors. Fun and fascinating, endemic birds teach us about the health of the forest and the ocean.

Caren’s love of wildlife has been fueled by

fieldwork in remote field locations

researching seabirds in their breeding

grounds. Caren’s art is available as museum

quality fine art giclee prints, and her books

are available at many shops and online, and

several books have free, downloadable

educational guides. Caren aims to bring

people closer to the natural world in the

hope that they will want to help care for it.

Photo of Caren Loebel-Fried by Neil Fried

art process

A block and carving tools used to make a block print
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