Kit Carson (b. 1950, Arizona) is an artist and jeweler, who lives and works at “Cactus Camp” in New River, Arizona with his wife, artist Aryana B. Londir. Carson grew up on a dude-ranch in Arizona with supportive and energetic parents. He later attended the University of Oregon where he studied engraving, drawing, and sculpture. Influenced by his childhood the themes in his work include the southwest, cowboys, Art Nouveau, desert animals, dragonflies, and the Day of the Dead.
Influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, his work pays homage to the romanticism of the 1950s American West. His jewelry is made with sterling silver, gold, gemstones, and many other materials. His work is available at Jett Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Freehand Gallery in Los Angeles, California, and others.
Kit Carson is featured in the Landscape episode of Craft in America.