Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Rebecca Flores (Artist)

Rebecca Flores is an award-winning Expressive Arts abstract artist who is viewed as one of the most prominent leading influences in the arts of our time.  Acknowledged as "the women with vitality," Flores is an acclaimed Latina artist, poet, renowned author, speaker/lecturer, educator and former producer, and TV personality.  

Presently, she is a Clinician/Counselor who helps clients with coping skills and helps them develop coping skills so they can live independently.  She uses integrative, holistic, and multimodal arts approaches for deep personal growth and positive community transformation.  Rebecca also facilitates group workshops.

After her daughter Natasha Love Gonsalves was tragically taken at the age of 18 in 2008 through a senseless act of teen violence, she decided to forge ahead with her passionate mission to inspire and empower her audience by helping them realize their faith, vision, and energy to believe by helping transform their pain through counseling and Expressive Arts.

Rebecca has a Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Psychology, her Masters in Psychology, Health Psychology Certification from Grand Cayon University in Phoenix, Arizona, and is acquiring her Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.

Additional Links: 
A SerLieve Collection
Spoken word poetry at AS220
Crazy Over Art interviews Rebecca Flores at her home based art gallery

I Have Worked With

  • June 2014

    June 22, 2014 @ 9:00 pm – June 23, 2014 @ 1:00 amWhere:

    115 Empire Street
    Providence, RI 02903

    Visual artist and Poet Rebecca Flores will perform excerpts from her book, Elements of Life – Elementos de Vida, which will be released and available at the show. Composer, Izzy Flores, will provide piano accompaniment. rebeccaflores.biz


  • February 2014


    Rebecca Flores, an Expressive Arts artist and instructor of Cranston was awarded first place in painting for “Romancing.” at the Newport Art Museum as a juried exhibitor.  She said “I was a bit nervous at first (entering the show) because I did not think how people would view my piece.  Then she realized how this would be an inspiring opportunity for people to see and realize how painting has transformed her life after the loss of her daughter, Natasha Love Gonsalves in 2008, due to a senseless act of teen violence. Rebecca said, “If I can forge ahead, others can do it too if they just believe.”

    Deciding which piece to enter is a challenge for most artists, as it was for Flores. “Actually, it was difficult,’” Flores said. “I have a few large colorful pieces representing heartfelt stories I favor, however, my son Joshua, age 16, chose that piece for me. I usually ask his opinion when making certain decisions, he believes in me and sees how hard I work to create an art piece. He said, ‘Mom, I like the painting “Romancing” because it tells a different kind of story, and I like how you used three colors to express the two people, giving it a strong effect.’”http://www.newportri.com/features/arts/at-the-museum-selected-artworks-tell-compelling-stories/article_5353d3d3-0b08-588e-b183-f2c0dec8e2ad.html

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Clinician/Counselor, Visual Artist, Teaching Artist, Author, Poet
Physical Address: 
P.O.Box 8902
Cranston, RI 02920
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - General
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Literary Arts - Poetry
Literary Arts - Publishing
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Populations Served: 
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Languages Available: 
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Rhode Island Council for the Arts
Rhode Island Latino Arts
National Association for Latino Artists
Newport Art Museum
NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals
International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
The Natasha Love Foundation
New England Foundation for the Arts
International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
Grand Canyon University - BS-Counseling & Psychology, MS - Psychology & General Psychology
Salve Regina University- CAGS
2019 - Atrium Gallery – State Latin American Art Exhibition – Providence, RI (September)
2018 - The Strand -“RAW” – Collaboration – Providence, RI (September)
2016 - URI Gallery-“Women Having Their Say” – Collaboration-Providence, RI (March) AS220 Art Gallery -“Spiritual Truth”- Collaboration-Providence, RI (January)
2015 - Hart Senate Building – Washington, DC (June 2015- June 2016) Hart Krause Gallery, Through Your Eyes Exhibition -Moses Brown – Prov., RI (June) Mixed Magic Theatre – The Vagina Monologue Art Exhibition, Pawtucket, RI (April) City Arts, Provid
2003 - Alan Shawn Feinstein Community Service and Arts Merit Award Rhode Island House of Senate-Outstanding Commitment & Community Service and Arts Governor Donald Carcieri-Outstanding Community Service Lieutenant Governor, Fogarty, Outstanding C
2014 - State of Rhode Island Victims Unit Award for the Arts (The Natasha Love Foundation) Providence Mayor Angel Taveras- Youth in the Arts
2013 - Central Falls High School-Art Community Mentor Citation Women in Charge Award – Community Art Award
2012 - The Providence Center-Poetry Mentor citation
2010 - Francisco Oller Museo de Arte, Elements of Life Art Exhibition and Lecture City of Bayamon, Puerto Rico-Citation
2008 - The Extraordinary Woman Award-International Woman’s Day Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Extraordinary Award Attorney General, Patrick Lynch-Extraordinary Woman Award Lieutenant Governor-Elizabeth Roberts, Extraordinary Woma
2007 - Representative Grace Diaz-Commitment in Community Service Woman Award 5th Annual State Latino Visual Arts Awards
2006 - 4th Annual State Latino Visual Arts Award Certificate of Accomplishment- Rhode Island US Senator, Jack Reed Citizen Citation- Mayor David N. Cicilline, City or Providence Congressional Recognition-Congressman James R Langevin Special C
2005 - Congressman James Langevin-Congressional Recognition for Commitment to Community Service Puerto Ricans Parade of Rhode Island as a Puerto Rican “Author” in the community Letter of Outstanding Achievement from the Governor of Puerto
2004 - Congressman James Langevin-Congressional Recognition for Commitment to Community Service Puerto Ricans Parade of Rhode Island as a Puerto Rican “Author” in the community

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Microphone, speakers, Amplifiers
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: 
State of Residence: 
Rhode Island
Minimum Number of Performers: 
Maximum Number of Performers: 

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Health
Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: 

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Rebecca's Roving Home Based Art Gallery
Venue Type: 
Multi-Purpose Room
Venue Address: 
P O Box 8902
Cranston, RI 02920
Venue Phone: 
Stage Details: 
Amphitheater / Concert Shell / Bandstand
Seasons Available: 
Venue Features: 
Exhibition walls
Light system / track lighting
Loading dock
Sound system
Venue Capacity: 
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities
Trained Crew Available
Additional Comments: 
This is a Home Based Gallery w/Handicap Accessibitlity