Monday, April 17, 2006

Courtroom Artist Draws Attention To Her Work

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A courtroom artist in Los Angeles is now drawing attention for her sketches.

Mona Shafer Edwards is an illustrator who has put pen to paper at some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrity trials, including O.J. Simpson, Winona Ryder and Courtney Love.

That means Edwards pays close attention to the legal details AND celebrity body language.

For instance, Edwards found it interesting that O.J. told the court about “playfully rassling” with wife, Nicole, but had “clenched fists” during his testimony.

Edwards also watches what celebs are wearing and says Ryder has no reason to feel guilty for her excellent taste in fashion.

Some of the celebs she’s sketched are impressed by Edwards as well. Dolly Parton actually tracked her down in a ladies room in order to buy a drawing. Edwards admits that only “happens when they win the case.”

Edwards draws on her courtroom experiences in a new book, Captured! Inside The World Of Celebrity Trials (Santa Monica Press).

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