Robin was born in Washington D.C. to a family of artists; grandfather, father, and two brothers, (www.woodwardbrothers.com ). Her younger brother Tom is a set designer, artist, and a recipient of a Cleo Award. The eldest brother William Woodward is a renowned mural artist and professor of art at George Washington University.
She graduated from Frostburg University, Frostburg, Maryland and attended The Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, Maryland and The Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York.
While assisting her father Thomas Woodward with painting murals for "Colette's of the Watergate", Washington D.C., and the "Plate Grande" Restaurant in Annapolis, she became increasing aware of the impact of large scale paintings that influence her work today.
She taught art in both private and public schools in Maryland, New York and Haifa, Israel. Robin was the art director for 'Jaime' Textile Design Firm in Miami, Florida.
From 1990 to 2005 she worked as a graphic artist for the Agency for International Development, State Department, Washington D.C.,
The United States Army Visual Information Center, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. The United States Southern Command, Miami, Florida.