A British artist who left school at 15 and worked for three years in a commercial art studio in Fleet Street, London. He is a self - taught artist and his principal technique is the airbrush. Pastor is probably best known for his iconic album artwork for David Bowie's Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust. Other credits include album covers for the Beach Boys, Alex Harvey, The Sweet, Carl Palmer and Soft Machine. In addition he has created covers for best - selling authors such as Arthur C Clark, Jeffrey Archer, and Mickey Spillane. Pastor ’ s work has been exhibited around the world, including London, New York and Munich, and now features in the collections of the V ictoria & Albert Museum. His paintings feature in private collections including the late John Peel.