Rachel Kidd (ne Owen) is a contemporary artist living and working in Bangor, Northern Ireland. She began her further education by studying architecture at Queen's University, Belfast, leaving this to pursue her love of art at the Ulster University where she gained a diploma in art and design in 2004. Kidd then returned to Queen's University, graduating in 2008 with a first class master's degree in civil engineering. Throughout her time at university she continued to paint, undertaking several commissions. Kidd's portrait of footballer David Healy was her first attempt at portraiture and was displayed on a billboard in the seaside town of Bangor where she is from.
Kidd returned to the Ulster University in 2016 to study a BA Fine Art in Painting and graduated in 2020 with first class honours. Kidd's work can be found on display in private collections worldwide, with current works displayed at LNV Home on the Lisburn Road, Belfast. Themes vary but are usually figurative. Recent exhibitions include a group exhibition at The Mac and solo exhibitions in the Black Box, Belfast and North Down Museum as well as The Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition at The Ulster Museum in 2020.