Robbie grew up on a farm in Oklahoma where she enjoyed beautiful sunset on the prairie. She was drawn to the beauty of New Mexico mountains and deserts in the 1970s and has been visiting or living here ever since.
Robbie studied photography, horticulture, and nursing in college. After a very fulfilling career as a nurse, she began pursuing her love of photography and art. She studied oil painting at Red Fork Art Gallery in Tulsa, OK. Nature and gardening influence both her photography and oil painting.