Annie Margarita grew up riding horses and driving stagecoaches in the deserts of Arizona. A short tour in the Marines garnished her with an addiction to travel and she has worked internationally as a scenic artist in murals, 3D industrial construction creating features for zoos and aquariums, plus showing her fine art paintings. She is an avid fly fisher and lives at a fly fishing resort on the McKenzie River in Oregon, as the resident artist created an artist retreat schedule with a working studio. Her interest in horses lead her to working with leather, and she studied with several master saddle makers, although she has no interest in building them. She taught herself to make patterns and personal designs for her own style of leather goods, and she creates fly fishing cases and other accessories with a bold painting style that is unique and exciting. Her fly fishing cases are in royal and private collections worldwide.