I mentioned artist Peter Elson a few posts back, and how his covers for UK editions of the Stainless Steel Rat series were the images of the character that I first encountered (closely followed by the Carlos Ezquerra comic art in 2000ad). Here are two more of the cover paintings by Elson, from the Sphere paperback editions.
There isn’t a great deal of information about Peter Elson on the web – a stub on Wikipedia and a couple of unofficial sites – like this one – with examples of his artwork. As far as I know there was only ever one collection of Elson’s work, Parallel Lines which featured Elson’s paintings and Chris Moore’s. The book didn’t include any of the HH covers though.