Police investigating death of Melbourne artist found in bathtub

Police are investigating after a Melbourne artist was found dead in the bathtub of her home in the city's inner north on Thursday.

Antonia Tatchell, 43, was a renowned painter, photographer, academic, and mother, whose works were featured in a number of exhibitions.

Melbourne artist Antonia Tatchell, 43, was found dead in a Brunswick home Thursday morning. Source: Supplied

Her son discovered the body in the bathtub of the Albert Street home in Brunswick about 6.30am and police were called to the scene.

Ms Tatchell's body was removed about 12.30pm and the cause of death is not yet known.

Homicide detectives would not reveal if the woman was injured when they found her, or how long she had been deceased.

Her paintings of 'Australian nostalgia' were exhibited in 2011. Source: Art Base

"We are comfortable at this stage that whatever has happened doesn't pose any threat to the wider community," Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Colbert told reporters at the scene.

"We are speaking to neighbours, doorknocking the area, making a lot of inquiries to try to ascertain what in fact may have gone on if anything has gone on."

Police are treating the woman's death as suspicious, however the cause is not yet known. Source: Supplied

However her death is currently being treated as suspicious and police will await the results of a post mortem examination.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.

Police Source: 7 News