About Vernon DiPietro Photographer



 When in the 8th grade, I became interested in photography while doing odd jobs for a professional photographer in my N.E. Portland neighborhood. I suppose that with not much “formal” training I am considered self-taught, but I credit  life experiences, interactions, and classes  to have led me to this point with my art.

  I have received diverse insight from classes in Fine Woodworking at The College of The Redwoods in Fort  Bragg California, drawing at Lane Community College in Florence Oregon, as well as experiences at sea as a Marine Engineer.  I spent a year as a member of a round table group led by photographer Cherie Hiser in Portland Oregon and have studied with John Wimberley of Ashland Oregon.

My travels have taken me to Attu Island Alaska at the end of the Aleutian Chain, The Bering Sea, Prince William Sound, Southeast Alaska, local haunts in Oregon and Washington, and down South to photograph Great White Sharks off Gudalupe Island Mexico,  

The Wildlife throughout the Pacific Northwest provides much of my subject matter, but I also have an affinity for Ships, Trains and all things heavy. I am fascinated by the interaction of Nature and the Industrial.

I live in the sticks outside Florence Oregon.




Group Show: "Animalia"  The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins CO.  April/May 2017


Past Shows:


"The Head Gallery”, Waterfront Coffee Co.   Florence Oregon  1985
 Pushdot Studio,  Group Show:  “5”   Portland Oregon,  August 2007

  Ride Connection Gala Fundraiser, Portland Oregon,  October 2007

  Juried Show/Sale: Wild Arts Festival, Portland Oregon,  November 2007

  6th Street Gallery, Group Show,  “Natural Beauty”   Vancouver Washington,  April 2008

  Benjamin Benjamin Gallery, 1st Friday Featured Artist, Hood River Oregon,  May 2008

  Audubon of Portland,  Solo Show, "Swifts-n-Geese" September 2008

  West Linn Oregon Public Library,  Solo Show, "Reclamation"  October 2008
  Ride Connection Gala Fundraiser. Portland Oregon,  October 2008
  Wild Arts Festival,  Montgomery Park, Portland Oregon. November 2008 

  Wildlife and Nature Art Expo, Port Townsend Washington  December 2008

  Wild Arts Festival, Montgomery Park, Portland Oregon,  November 2009                        

  Lightbox Gallery, Group show, "The Photographic Nude"  Astoria Oregon,  April-May  2011
  Group Show:  2011 Celebrate Arts, (3rd Place Photography) Florence Events Center, Florence OR,  Nov/Dec 2011

  Wild Arts Festival, Montgomery Park,  Portland OR. 2012

  Group Show: "Mother Earth" (Jurror's Third Choice)
Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria OR,  August 2015

  Blue Sky's Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers,
Portland OR,   April 2016-April 2017

  Group Show: "Water", The Center for Fine Art Photography,
Ft. Collins, CO,  October 2016

  Solo Show:  Siuslaw Public Library,  "Squares",  Florence
Oregon, December 2016

  Group Show:   "Animalia"  The Center for Fine Art Photography,
Ft. Collins CO.  April 2017






  The Oregonian Newspaper
  “Forests for Oregon”. Magazine for Oregon Department of Forestry
  “ Warbler”  Audubon of Portland’s newsletter.
   Audubon of Portland, Website.
   The Portland Tribune
   Oregon Coast Magazine


  “Completing the Image: Matting and Framing.” November 2006

 Lecture: “Diving with Great Whites Sharks”  Oregon Coast Aquarium, Sept 2006,
 March 2007, June 2008, July 2008.