Conservation artist Karen Talbot will present an artist talk Thursday, July 7, at 6 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. The city artist’s presentation is part of the Experience Maine series, co-sponsored by Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors and the library.

Talbot is an award-winning scientific illustrator and fine artist known primarily for her work with fish. An ardent conservationist, she aims to educate through her art and she donates a percentage of sales to help conserve wildlands (and waters) that inspire her.

Talbot works in a variety of media including pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic. Collected by anglers, divers, birders, scientists and anyone passionate about the beauty of the natural world, her artwork can be found worldwide at art shows, galleries, retail stores, restaurants and fishing tournaments, as well as in books, magazines, hotels and clients’ homes.

Since her move to Maine in the fall of 2012, Talbot has devoted quite a bit of time to projects involving native brook trout and local wild Atlantic salmon — two iconic Maine species, both with significant conservation concerns. She will discuss her artistic process with an emphasis on these two species and a couple of recent projects where she has collaborated with scientists, NGOs, conversation groups and the state.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or