Daniella Batsheva is an illustrator born and raised in Philadelphia, currently based in Los Angeles. Born to an Israeli-Yemenite mother and a Scandinavian father in a neighborhood dominated by the Russian mafia, she was brought up in a clash of many different cultures.
At 17 she pursued a BFA in Illustration at The University of the Arts, while enduring the rough Philadelphia neighborhoods. Daniella began working locally as a designer for Applehead Factory, the creators of Teddy Scares and Tofu the Vegan Zombie, and traveled with them to attend many East Coast comic and horror conventions. After learning all she could, Daniella packed up her paints and hopped a plane to Los Angeles in hopes of finding a city that would not stifle her creative abilities, landed a job as an art instructor for various different schools, and began working at The Hive Gallery in DTLA. During her short stay in Los Angeles, she has designed posters for the Viper Room, The Mint, and The Roxy alongside Hollowbody LA, CitySpirit Magazine, Art Share LA, and continues to work with Applehead Factory at San Diego Comic Con.
Daniella’s pieces focus on creating unique and beautiful combinations of colors found in every day life, and the subject matter can range from the French Revolution to obscure East Coast Crust Punk. Mainly inspired by bad horror films, tragic female figures, and candy, Daniella continues to concoct edgy pieces using color palettes straight from an 80′s wardrobe.