Robyn has a Degree in Education, Art & Crafts, and was a secondary art teacher in Victoria before moving to Northern NSW. Since then she has exhibited regularly and taught Fine Art at TAFE, which included teaching Certificate to Diploma modules in printmaking, drawing and painting as well as Adult Education. More recently she was the Education & Audience Development Officer at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah, where she devised and facilitated education programs and resources for people of all ages.
Since 1992 Robyn has held 18 solo exhibitions and been involved in over 90 selected group exhibitions. She has been the finalist of major awards including in the Wynne Prize, Sulman Prize, Portia Geach Memorial Award, Moran Portrait Prize, Salon Des Refusés, Fleurieu Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize, Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Paddington Art Prize and the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Prize (JADA).
In 2016 some of her portrait paintings were exhibited in the Popular Pet Show exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. Her work is held in public and private collections throughout Australia, such as The State Library of NSW, Artbank, The Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Stanthorpe, Grafton and Lismore Regional Galleries. Her work has been featured in Artist Profile Magazine, Art Almanac, Art Guide, The Design Files and Australian House and Garden.