WELCOME TO REBECCA FLORES
Flores was born in New York, and raised in the South Bronx. She moved to Rhode Island in 1990. A painter since the age of 10, Flores achieved one of her childhood dreams of owning and operating her own gallery, located in Onset, Massachusetts. Art lovers of all genres have long been collecting her works in the United States and throughout Puerto Rico.
After tragically losing her 18 year old daughter Natasha Love Gonsalves in 2008 through a senseless act of teen violence, she decided to forge ahead with her passion and her mission to inspire and empower her audience by helping them realize their faith, vision, and energy to believe.
Rebecca came to a decision one day after an art exhibition, to originate a word that would describe her unique style of art techniques and presentation. She started with the English word, “believe” and the Spanish word, “Ser.” She took the English suffix of believe, “lieve,” which means willing, and incorporated it with the Spanish word “Ser,” meaning to be, she thoughtfully developed and created the word “SerLieveTM.” In Rebecca’s world of inspiration, “SerLieveTM means to be willing to exist with Spiritual confidence, trust, vitality and accept experiences meant for discovering ourselves.”
Flores is a best selling author of two books written in poetry in both English and Spanish. She is an visual artist, designer, art coach, special art educator, advocate, producer, health education activist, and a businesswoman.
Flores decided she wanted to make a difference in the lives of women and our youth. To accomplish this goal, she took her natural talents and decided to give back, by utilizing her art and poetry as a vehicle to educate and improve awareness of the health challenges facing society. Flores acknowledges how social, physical, emotional, and psychological awareness affects all ages, however with proper guidance, individuals can learn and open their hearts in understanding a different kind of mental health. A multi-faceted artist by profession, Flores has a degree in Psychology, and is a natural Teacher and Mentor. In addition, Flores is the Founder of The Natasha Love Foundation for non-violence, a non-profit organization established in her daughter’s memory.
During her art exhibits, Flores melodically lectures and recites poetry while a mixture of her paintings, sculptures poetry, quotations, and other works are beautifully displayed. This serves as her trademark, if you will, and helps her continue her journey in healing and philanthropy, through her teachings and mentoring to women and disadvantaged youth.