DENVER — Last month, the trendy Berkeley neighborhood welcomed Westward Gallery and renowned artist Michelle Courier. As the gallery’s namesake “Westward” suggests, Courier and her business partner Patti Klapish, literally pointed their sights west, from Michigan to Denver. Courier explained, “Making the move to Denver and opening the gallery made sense. Denver is vibrant and emerging, and it’s getting the reputation as a fine-art hotbed.” In addition to the gallery, the new storefront location has a studio where Courier will continue to paint and build on her reputation as one of the country’s leading landscape artists. The ownership duo will also provide commercial and residential art consulting services.