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Setting up an interest in art

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I don’t have anyone in my life that’s interested in art. My husband is glad that I have an interest in art, but with him, my being interested is as far as his interest goes. I’ve always wanted to have someone to talk to about it though. Especially my spouse since I’m in this marriage for the long haul.

My problem is that I really want to be able to talk to him about it but he gets irritated anytime the topic is brought up. He says he wants to get into it so he can connect with me on something I love but he has a very low tolerance for it. I’m not sure how to make it interesting for someone who cares so little about the subject. I’m also not very knowledgeable so I have a hard time explaining art to anyone.
Please help!
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My bride of 40+ years has no interest in my artistic endeavors. Her most complimentary remark has been, "He is too critical of himself/his work."

It is good when a partner supports an artist, but expecting them to gush or become involved will almost always end in disappointment for the artist and probably the partner.

Rather than search for ways to involve him, maybe find a local art group you can meet with on occasion. Who knows, he might become interested enough to join you for a meet and greet or other social event. is a resource for finding such groups.
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