Robin Eschner grew up in a family that explored the natural world. Her father is a geologist whose enthusiasm for the local terrain is legendary. At an early age, Eschner understood the connection to and responsibility for plants, animals and the landscape. She was educated at the University of California at Davis, Graduating with a combination B.S. degree in Botany and Fine Art. As a painter, she has spent nearly 25 years exploring those relationships in nature. Eschner has exhibited at significant galleries throughout the US and in l990 she began a collabortion with Barry Lopez on a book titled "Apologia", a non-fiction environmental and ecological statement, combining his writing and her art.