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 volunteers on Midway Atoll as part of the yearly albatross census,
studying albatrosses and other wildlife. She created iconic art for the
United States Fish and Wildlife Service that celebrated Midway Atoll National
Wildlife Refuge, Battle of Midway Memorial, and Papahanaumokuakea Marine
National Monument. Other wildlife projects include creating iconic art
for Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge on Kaua’i, and educational
posters for Conservation Council for Hawai`i.